Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Karen Bennett is executive vice president and chief people officer at Cox Enterprises.

Karen has been with Cox since 2015. Her background includes more than 25 years of leading teams to help maximize talent potential and the total employee experience, while addressing the needs of the business across all areas of HR. She has been executive vice president and chief people officer for Cox Communications since 2017. In this role, she has developed and executed a talent strategy that aligns with Cox’s operating principles and works through the challenges of driving continual growth in our rapidly evolving business.  

Prior to joining Cox Communications, Karen was chief human resources officer for Cox Media Group, a sister company at the time within Cox Enterprises. Before her time with Cox, Karen was chief human resources officer for YP (formerly AT&T Ad Solutions). She is a cable veteran as well, having served as senior vice president of human resources for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. for nearly 14 years. 

Karen serves on the board of directors of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation, the board of directors for the Human Resources Leadership Forum of Atlanta and the Georgia State University’s HR Roundtable consortium.

Karen is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where she earned both her bachelor’s and executive MBA degrees. She is an ICF-certified executive coach.