Cox Enterprises Promotes Don Stryszko to Vice President of Risk Management


Cox Enterprises today announced that Don Stryszko has been promoted to vice president of risk management, effective immediately. He reports to Maria Friedman, senior vice president of tax and treasury services.

“With more than 300 locations and 60,000 employees, Cox Enterprises is one of the nation’s largest private companies,” said Friedman. “Don and his team bring a tremendous amount of creativity and commitment to identifying and assessing risks to minimize their impact on our business units across the country.”

Stryszko is responsible for managing the risk of loss at Cox’s corporate and local business operations. He also oversees the company’s property and casualty insurance programs and related claims.

He began his career at Cox in 1986 as a loss control analyst and has been promoted to various roles of increasing safety and claims management responsibility. Prior to Cox, he served in the risk management department of Georgia State University and the fire prevention bureau in Charlotte, N.C.

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Stryszko holds a bachelor’s of science degree in fire and safety engineering technology with a minor in risk management. At Elon College, he earned a bachelor’s degree of applied science in forestry. He is an active member of the National Safety Council, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Fire Protection Association and the Atlanta Claims Association. He maintains Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM) credentials.   

About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 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

For further information: Elizabeth Olmstead, 678-645-0762,


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