San Diego Business Journal

Sam Attisha, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications has been named the new board chair of the California Cable and Telecommunications Association. This is a two-year term.

“Sam’s wealth of experience in the industry and his commitment to communities throughout California will be an asset as our board and organization continue to reshape how our industry innovates and supports our state’s future,” said Carolyn McIntyre, president of the organization.

Raised in El Cajon, Attisha has been with Cox for 13 years and leads the company’s California region. He also chairs Cox Communication’s Diversity Council which supports inclusion and diversity at the company. He also currently serves on the management council and the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Attisha holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego and an MBA from California State University, Sacramento.


The National City Chamber of Commerce board of directors has announced that it has named Chad Matkowski as its new president/CEO. Prior to his new position, Matkowski served as executive director at the McGrath Family YMCA in Spring Valley. He has more than 15 years of nonprofit management experience.

“We believe that Chad will grow the chamber into an even greater and more successful organization that will create a lasting impact in the South Bay,” said board chair Angelica Carrillo.

The National City Chamber of Commerce has more than 500 members.


Congratulations to Floyd and Sandra Robinson. The couple will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Diego Business Journal’s inaugural Black Businesses Matter event held virtually on Thursday, Feb. 25 in association with the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce. Developers of the Golden Age Garden senior apartment complex, the Robinsons are being honored for their longtime community leadership and their many efforts to make San Diego a better place. The event begins at 2 p.m. To register go to: