Out of Office


Out of Office is the 80s-fresh and new talk/music show that explores the trials, the tribulations, the triumphs and the tech of running and leading an organization or company. Its cast of characters includes two Gen Xers (who both are internet-ordained ministers) and a Millennial who probably have seen too much and have done too little over their careers, but can occasionally surprise you with some deep insight and observations that come out of the office. A broken clock is right twice a day.

Joe Camero
A PR veteran of more than 17 years, Joe can’t seem to stay in one place. In fact, his career stops sounds like a hotel commercial: Blockbuster, San Diego Padres, Hill and Knowlton, PMA Advertising, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County, Cutting Edge Marketing, Westlake Financial, Anthem Blue Cross, The California Endowment, Waste Management and Cox Communications. Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications, PR emphasis, from San Diego State.

Lacey Gaitan
Lacey is currently the Community Relations Manager for Orange County at Cox Communications. She creates and maintains positive relationships with community leaders, nonprofit and educational organizations. In addition, Lacey works to develop and implement programs that positively impact local community and businesses. Previously, Lacey worked for Disneyland Resort Public Affairs for eight years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Public Administration degree from Brandman University.

Jared Ruth
Jared has served in a variety of leadership roles at Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Spectrum for more than a decade. More importantly, at the age of 18, Jared was an entrepreneur who co-founded “CoMotion,” the game of simultaneous charades. In fact, “it’s not just a game you take to a party, it’s the whole reason for having a party!” Ruth would eventually earn his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the Wilden School at Azusa Pacific University.

The return of co-host Lacey Gaitan commemorates a recap show as host Joe Camero highlights the past five shows that included applying for a Cox Nonprofit grant, learning about DDoS attacks, testing Contour Voice Remote with baseball quotes and revealing the first ever Out of Office “Favorite Wedding movies.” All this along with another killer playlist and an open invitation for Sir Phil Collins to visit the show! Read more

Co-host and CoMotion game developer Jared Ruth returns! With Cox Business Manager Chris Reyes, host Joe Camero maneuvers the group discussion in and around what a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack is and how it affects businesses. They also talk about AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire season premiere and taking the time to prepare […]
Host Joe Camero talk fantasy baseball, the MLB Network and baseball quotes to use with the Contour voice remote with previous guests Mark Fischer, the OOO Star Wars expert (OOO Ep. 4), and Eric Howard, the Wrestling expert (OOO Ep. 11), and Byron Von Thal, an information systems engineer.     Playlist: Real Love Baby […]
Host Joe Camero talks a little rap with Cox Business Manager, Inside Sales and Cox Charities Board Member Todd Chumley and raps about Nonprofit Grants (now accepting applications until Sept. 1, 2017 on www.coxcharitiesca.org). Todd also shares his three favorite hip-hop movies: Brown Sugar, 8 Mile and Above the Rim!     Playlist: I Wish […]
This is the Out of Office episode about How Joe Met the Cox Business Intern. Actually, host Joe Camero and intern Ryan Waranauskas delve into the iconic sitcom How I Met Your Mother. And yes, we will be going to the mall with Robin Sparkles. But before that, Ryan shares some tips on using Linkedin as a […]
Hosts Lacey Gaitan and Joe Camero reveal the first ever Out of Office (sponsored by Cox Communications) “Favorite Movies about Road Trips” (broad definition). They are joined by Investment Analyst Adam Cheng, CFA, who knows a little bit about high finance and what Joe is like on road trips (make sure to bring earplugs).   […]
With the premiere of Game of Thrones at the gates, host Joe Camero and guest host Hugo Carmona share their insights to the upcoming season. Their somewhat average knowledge of the show is bestowed upon Cox Business intern, Ryan Waranauskas, who has not watched one single episode. Will Ryan be swayed by the tales of […]
Host Joe Camero brings in alumni from the Cal State Fullerton PRactical ADvantage student-run PR/Ad agency who developed last year’s #CoxGivingOC Twitter campaign. Kelvin Attabuatsi, Bryce Blanton and Marissa Lara talk about their career prospects in the field of Public Relations and Advertising. And then the group takes a little Out of Office trip forward […]
Hosts Lacey Gaitan and Joe Camero spotlight the fourth estate as they talk about the journalism profession with Karon Cook, investigative journalist. The group then reveals the first ever Out of Office list of favorite movies about the press, media and journalists (it’s a really broad list with a few reaches).     Playlist: I […]
Note a portion of the show (the closing dialogue) is not available because of operator error, but the entire playlist is still available. Enjoy! Ring of Honor Pay-Per-View! Young Bucks! GLOW Premiere! A.C. Slater! Captain Chaos! Hosts Lacey Gaitan and Joe Camero are talking wrestling and previewing Ring of Honor “Best in the World” with […]
It’s a full house on the Father’s Day show of Out of Office. Sr. Associate Director, Cause Marketing & Children’s Miracle Network, Allie Reynolds from CHOC Children’s and Cox Business Managers (our in-studio dads) Brian Presley and Chris Reyes join hosts Lacey Gaitan and Joe Camero reveal the first ever Out of Office Favorite Dad Movies (119 […]
Co-host Captain Lacey Gaitan and host Joe Camero navigate the Thursday night ocean of listeners as they chat with Thurston Middle School’s Michelle Martinez about the school’s Mock Trial program and the TMS Forensics Deep Sea Mystery. What will be the fate of Sir Francis Drake in The Death of Blackbeard?     Playlist: In the […]
In celebration of the 2017 National Spelling Bee, co-host Lacey “The Saurus” Gaitan faces off with Cox Business Senior Product Manager, Brian “The Spellchecker Wrecker” Presley, in the first ever Out of Office Spelling Contest. In addition, host Joe Camero and this gaggle explore app ideas ahead of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and share recycling […]
Guests (and OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism recipients) Chris Reyes (2016) and Jorge Hernandez (2017) visit the show as host Joe Camero prepares for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend with recommendations of binge-worthy shows and movies, and discuss various scenarios to save the world. Also, while Joe was able to accurately pick the Preakness winner (Cloud Computing), […]