ATLANTA, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises today elected Henry Parry-Okeden to its board of directors. Parry-Okeden, an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry, is the great-grandson of James M. Cox, the company's founder and three-term Governor of Ohio. The board is comprised of business leaders and three generations of Cox family members, including Anne Cox Chambers, Jim Kennedy, Alex Taylor and Jamie Kennedy.
"We are excited that Henry is joining Cox's board and will play a role in shaping the future of the company," said Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy. "He understands our core businesses and brings experience in launching and growing startups, as well as international business."
Parry-Okeden co-founded InvitedHome, a Boulder-based hospitality company that appeared on the 2015 Inc. 500 list as the highest-ranking company in the travel and hospitality sector. He leads the company's growth strategy where he oversees expansion into new markets and portfolio growth.
Prior to InvitedHome, he was a founder of the Oakview Group and a sales and marketing manager at Shanghai Vision. He also served as a Techstars associate and spent two years with Cox Communications.
Parry-Okeden completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New England in Australia and earned a master's degree in business administration from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. While at Cornell, he served as a fund manager at BR Venture Fund, the school's early stage venture capital fund that invests in high-growth companies.
About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).
The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.
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