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Leadership Message

A Message from Our President and CEO

A Message from Our President and CEO

There’s no question in my mind that Cox Enterprises is a unique and special company. 

James M. Cox, my great-grandfather and a three-term Governor of Ohio, founded the company in 1898 with the purchase of the Dayton Daily News. Over the next six decades, he expanded his business from a single newspaper to one of the largest media companies in the nation.

Gov. Cox believed in the values of working hard, treating employees with fairness and respect and giving back to the community. He ran the company until he died working in 1957, and those values have been passed down through the generations. They are still at the heart of Cox.

Today, we are a telecommunications, automotive services and media company with nearly 60,000 employees and $21 billion in annual revenues. We are located across the United States and in Europe, Asia and South America.

We are proud of our roots in journalism, and we continue to connect our customers with products and services they care about most — from news and information to entertainment and broadband access to digital retailing for wholesale vehicles.

We are able to achieve our business goals because of our talented and dedicated workforce. We believe our employees are our most valuable resource, and we continually strive to provide competitive benefits and opportunities for career development and advancement.

We also support the communities where we do business through the philanthropy of the James M. Cox Foundation as well as volunteerism, corporate giving and national partnerships with nonprofits such as American Rivers, The Trust for Public Land and Ocean Conservancy. At Cox, we are especially committed to environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and empowering families and communities.

It’s been a great joy of my life to work for nearly 20 years at the company my family has built for more than a century. Jim Kennedy, our company’s chairman, gave me great advice when I began my career at Cox as a reporter at the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. He told me to listen carefully and then ask good questions.

Now, I could not be more humbled or excited to lead this company into the future. In the months ahead, I intend to keep listening and asking questions as we continue to grow our existing businesses and seek new opportunities in clean technology, sustainability, mobility, healthcare and education.

Cox has always been a company that has pushed forward in business while staying true to its roots. I’m excited about what the future holds — for both our company and the world around us.

Thank you.

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Alex Taylor
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cox Enterprises