Cox Enterprises Promotes Bob Jimenez to Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Cox Enterprises today announced that Roberto (Bob) Jimenez has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate communications and public affairs, effective immediately. He will continue reporting to Marybeth Leamer, executive vice president of human resources and administration.
“Communication is key in any organization, and especially important as Cox Enterprises continues to grow,” said Leamer. “Cox is committed to being an employer of choice, industry leader and a good citizen in the communities we serve. Bob does a tremendous job communicating this commitment to our 50,000 employees and external audiences across the nation. He also serves as a strategic thought partner to me and my colleagues across our divisions.”
Jimenez is responsible for leading internal and external communications; public affairs; digital communications; issues management and crisis preparedness; as well as corporate responsibility programming and corporate giving. He also oversees the Cox Employee Relief Fund and serves as Cox's chief spokesperson.
Prior to joining Cox in 2003 as director of corporate communications, Jimenez was a director of global communications and international marketing at AFC Enterprises. He held a variety of communications and public affairs roles with the Walt Disney World Company, Florida Hospital and the Orlando Opera Company.
Jimenez serves on the board of Leadership Atlanta. He also is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and The Seminar. Previously, he served on the boards of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the National Hispanic Corporate Council, the Elon University School of Communications and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Hispanic Business magazine named Jimenez as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America in 2007. He is an IABC/Atlanta Catalyst Award winner and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Georgia and the American Institute for Managing Diversity's Leadership Academy.
Jimenez earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern Adventist University and a master's of business administration degree with an emphasis in marketing and international business from Rollins College.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $15 billion and more than 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); AutoTrader Group (media and software subsidiaries including AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, Vin Solutions, Haystack and HomeNet Automotive); and Cox Media Group, Inc. (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Digital Solutions). Additionally, Cox operates Kudzu.com.
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