Cox Enterprises Names Cody Partin as Vice President of Benefits, Compensation and Human Resources Technology Services


Betsy Vencius to retire after 26 years with company

Cox Enterprises today named Cody Partin as vice president of benefits, compensation and human resources technology services, effective immediately. He is succeeding Betsy Vencius, who is retiring after 26 years with the company.

“Cox Enterprises provides employees the opportunity to grow their careers across different functions and industries,” said Marybeth Leamer, executive vice president of human resources and administration. “Cody is an example of a talented leader who now has the opportunity to develop new skills within Cox. Our employees are our number one resource, and I can’t think of anyone better to oversee the group.”

Partin is responsible for the planning, strategic design, implementation and administration of benefits for Cox’s 55,000 employees, executive compensation programs and human resources technology services (HRTS). He also oversees the company’s payroll systems and health and wellness initiatives.

Partin previously served as vice president of real estate and corporate services, where he played an instrumental role in the expansion of the corporate campus and managed the company’s immense real estate portfolio. Prior to Cox, he was an associate at Dow Lohnes PLLC.

He serves as chair of the Fulton Perimeter Community Improvement District. He is a member of the board of trustees for Oglethorpe University, the board of directors for the Perimeter Business Alliance, the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. He is an active supporter of CURE Childhood Cancer.

Partin earned a bachelor's degree in politics from Oglethorpe University, a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a master’s of business administration degree from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

“As Cox has grown and diversified, Betsy has continuously made sure that we are an employer of choice through robust employee benefits programs,” said Leamer. “I’d like to thank Betsy for her leadership, dedication and hard work. Betsy has held many roles, always bringing an unparalleled level of enthusiasm and passion for our employees to each position.”

Vencius is retiring at year end from the company after 26 years with Cox. She launched Cox's successful Know Your Numbers program that helps employees understand and improve their physical and financial health. She also oversaw Cox's retirement and savings benefits that include a traditional pension plan, 401(k) and retiree medical - something offered by only six percent of Fortune 500 companies.

About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, and Valpak. Through Cox Automotive, the company’s international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit

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