ATLANTA, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its meeting today in Atlanta, Cox Enterprises elected Alex Taylor and Jamie Kennedy to its board of directors.
"I'm delighted that Alex and Jamie will be joining our board of directors," said Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy. "Alex and Jamie are fourth-generation members of the Cox family, and this announcement demonstrates the continued commitment of our family to invest in and grow the company my grandfather started in 1898. They understand the company's culture and core businesses, as well as emerging industries and technologies that will play a role in the future of Cox Enterprises."
Taylor serves as executive vice president of Cox Enterprises, where he oversees the company's long-term investment strategies. He also manages Cox's investments in the Cox Innovation Fund and True North Venture Partners. Prior to this role, Taylor was senior vice president of field operations for Cox Communications, the company's broadband and cable subsidiary, where he oversaw operations of cable systems.
Prior to Cox Communications, he was the executive vice president of Cox Media Group where he oversaw its television, radio, newspaper and digital properties in Atlanta, Alabama, Ohio and Texas. His career with Cox includes serving as publisher of the Dayton Daily News, The Palm Beach Post and The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colo. and vice president and business manager at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Additionally, he served as an advertising executive, reporter and editor at various Cox properties.
Taylor received a bachelor's degree in science with a focus on human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University.
Jamie Kennedy serves as a board member for CIBT, Dynamic Signal, InSite Wireless Group and True North Venture Partners. He previously served as Cox Enterprises' vice president of corporate development where he oversaw the acquisition of Kelley Blue Book, Savings.com, vAuto and Vin Solutions. He also led investments in iHigh, InSite Wireless Group, Scoutmob and Skyword.
Kennedy earned his master's of business administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an anthropology degree from the University of Colorado.
Cox Enterprises' board includes three generations of Cox family members, including: Anne Cox Chambers, Jim Kennedy, Alex Taylor and Jamie Kennedy. The board is also comprised of Michael Ahearn, Arthur Blank, Janet Morrison Clarke, John Dyer, Taylor Glover, Jimmy Hayes, Tripp Rackley and Christopher Williams.
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $16 billion and approximately 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms); and AutoTrader Group (automotive media and software solutions). The company's national consumer brands include AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Savings.com and Valpak.
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