John M. Dyer is the president and chief executive officer of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company with $18 billion in annual revenues and approximately 60,000 employees.
A 40-year Cox veteran, Dyer is responsible for the company and its three major subsidiaries: Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group, as well as the Cox Family Office and corporate functions including financial operations, human resources and administration. Dyer also serves on Cox Enterprises' board of directors and its executive and strategy committees.
Under Dyer’s leadership, Cox Enterprises formed Cox Automotive to bring together the company’s more than 20 leading wholesale and retail automotive brands, including Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. Cox Automotive acquired Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. in an all-cash transaction for $4 billion, the largest in the company’s history. Dyer and his leadership team have continued the company’s long-standing and significant investment in the Cox Communications broadband network, which now provides gigabit fiber services to both business and residential customers across the country.
In his previous roles as Cox Enterprises’ chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Dyer led a realignment of the company’s executive management team, strengthened the company’s balance sheet and oversaw more than $3 billion in acquisitions and investments.
Dyer joined the company in 1977, spending most of his career in increasingly expansive financial and operational roles to help build Cox Communications into the third-largest cable provider in the nation. His many responsibilities included financial planning, managing the company's commercial services and cable advertising divisions, and integrating $10 billion in cable operations into the company’s western and central regions.
Dyer holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the State University of West Georgia and a master's degree in business administration from Georgia State University. He is chairman of the Marcus Autism Center Board of Trustees and a member of the Georgia State University Foundation Board of Trustees, Atlanta Committee for Progress Board of Directors, the Carter Center Board of Councilors and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.