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Richard Cox is senior vice president and chief information officer for Cox Enterprises. He provides oversight and direction to corporate IT and business leaders on strategy, standards and opportunities for data analytics and business intelligence, development and support, infrastructure, security and technical services.
His career with Cox began in 2013 at Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. There he held several leadership positions including vice president of client performance and vice president of business operations and customer care. He was instrumental in supporting operational transformation and the analytics function across Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book.
In 2018, Cox was chief operations officer for the City of Atlanta as an executive on loan. As COO, Cox provided oversight and executive management for the city’s operating departments including aviation, fire, police, parks & recreation and public works as well as internal operations including information technology.
Prior to joining Cox Automotive, Cox was CEO and president of Jones International University as well as vice president of customer experience at Orbitz Worldwide. In this role, he led a team of more than 2,000 employees while transforming the online and offline customer experiences.
Cox has served on the Atlanta board of directors for Year Up, the Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee board of directors, as well as the board of directors of the Westside Future Fund. He is a strong advocate and supporter of the City of Refuge, located in the heart of Atlanta’s westside.
Cox earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Liberty University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Kennesaw State University.