Cox Enterprises names John Hatfield Vice President of Aviation


John-Hatfield-(1).jpgCox Enterprises today named John Hatfield Vice President of Aviation. In this role, Hatfield will be responsible for managing and directing Cox’s flight operations department. He will oversee government aviation regulations, policies and procedures, as well as training and safety programs. Hatfield will also supervise the department financials, facilities and aircraft. Hatfield succeeds Barry Campbell who will retire from the company after an impressive almost 30-year career with Cox.

Before joining Cox, Hatfield spent several years in business aviation, most recently as the owner and operating principle of Contrail Holdings, based in Kenner, Louisiana. He has led flight operations for Monsanto Company, DOW Corning Corporation and Flightworks Inc.

“With locations across the country, safe and secure travel is essential to helping Cox move our businesses and our people forward,” said Jill Campbell, executive vice president and chief people and operations officer, Cox Enterprises. “John’s leadership will benefit an already great team as he oversees all aspects of our Aviation department.”

In addition to several aviation certificates and trainings, Hatfield has a degree in Airway Science Aircraft Systems Management from the University of North Dakota’s Center for Aerospace Sciences. He has over 8,700 hours of accident, incident and violation-free international flight experience.

Campbell added, “I’d like to thank Barry Campbell for his dedication and years of service to Cox. He has been a trusted leader for our flight operations team and has spent his career ensuring a safe travel environment for his passengers.”

About Cox Enterprises

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 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 and Manheim. 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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