ATLANTA, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises elected Christopher Williams to its board of directors.
Williams currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Williams Capital Group L.P., a company he founded in 1994. The Williams Capital Group provides equities, fixed income, corporate finance, investment management and private equity products and services for corporate, governmental, municipal and institutional investors. He previously worked for Williams Financial Markets, a division of the Jeffries Group, Inc., and Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. His experience includes financial markets, debt capital markets, derivatives and fixed income securities trading.
"Chris brings tremendous board-level and family-controlled business experience to our board, and we are truly excited to have him serve in this role," said Jim Kennedy, Cox Enterprises' chairman. "His investment and financial background will be a strong complement to our board, and we intend to fully leverage his expertise as we evaluate our ongoing investment strategy and growth opportunities."
Williams serves on the board of directors of Caesar's Entertainment, Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; and British American Business. He is also an active board member for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Partnership for New York City, Teachers College at Columbia University, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. In addition, both Fortune magazine and Crain's New York Business selected Williams as one of the most powerful minority business leaders in America.
He earned a master of business administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a bachelor's degree in architecture from Howard University.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $15 billion and more than 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group, Inc. (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Digital Solutions); and AutoTrader.com (online automotive advertising and Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, HomeNet Automotive and Vin Solutions subsidiaries). Additionally, Cox operates Kudzu.com.
SOURCE Cox Enterprises