ATLANTA - announced the appointment of Dallas Clement as Chief Financial Officer, effective February 7.

In this new role, Clement will assume responsibility for's finance, business development and facilities departments.

"Dallas is a seasoned and respected financial executive whose rich set of experiences and capabilities will be a significant addition to," said Chip Perry, president and CEO. "With his 20-year tenure at both Cox Enterprises and Cox Communications I am confident that Dallas will add considerable value as we continue to manage for long-term success."

Most recently, Clement was executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Cox Communications where he was responsible for the company's long-term planning process, and growth development. In this role, he also identified new value-creating growth, and partnering and investment opportunities for Cox Communications.

Earlier in his career with CCI, Clement served four years as the Treasurer of Cox Communications where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis, capital structure, banking relationships, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. While at CCI, he was deeply involved in launching CCI as a public company in 1995 and then in the growth and financial strategy positioning of CCI for the next 10 years as public company.

Clement has been a driving force in the cable industry and a champion for Cox's position on key industry initiatives. He has been recognized for his leadership as a recipient of the 2004 Cable Television Association Vanguard Award for Young Leadership.

Clement received a Bachelor of Arts in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard College and holds a Master of Science in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.