Corporate Leadership


John Hatfield

Vice President, Aviation

John Hatfield is the vice president of aviation for Cox Enterprises.

Hatfield is responsible for managing and directing Cox’s flight operations department. He oversees government aviation regulations, policies and procedures, as well as training and safety programs. Hatfield also supervises the department financials, facilities and aircraft.

Prior to joining Cox, Hatfield was the owner and operating principle of a professional independent pilot and business aviation consulting group called Contrail Holdings, LLC. He has several years of business aviation experience, delivering excellent world-class customer service with high-value return in safety and fiscal performance.

Hatfield also has over 8,700 hours of accident, incident and violation-free international flight experience.

A graduate of the University of North Dakota, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Airway Science Aircraft Systems Management, Hatfield holds several aviation certificates and mentors other aviation professionals. He is a NASCAR fan and enjoys building race cars, fishing and hunting.