Cox Enterprises Promotes Duane Ritter to Senior Vice President of Corporate Security

01/14/2016

Cox Enterprises today announced that Duane Ritter has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate security, effective immediately. He reports to Marybeth Leamer, executive vice president of human resources and administration.

“Cox Enterprises has always operated as an employee-centered company. As such, it’s critical that we provide a safe, secure work environment for each of our 55,000 employees,” said Leamer. “Duane does an amazing job overseeing our world-class security team. His business continuity plan keeps our employees safe while at work, as well as provides them with critical support away from the office during times of crisis and natural disasters.”

Ritter is responsible for the security function for Cox Enterprises headquarters and all its subsidiaries. He oversees physical security, investigations, business continuity, crisis management, data governance, identity theft and loss prevention. He works closely with the senior leadership at Cox companies to advise and recommend security policies and procedures.

Prior to Cox, Ritter served as vice president of international corporate security for the Western Union Company and corporate vice president for First Data Corporation. He also supervised the nuclear and corporate security operations of the Omaha and Nebraska Public Power districts and served as a criminal investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol.

He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Under Ritter’s leadership, Cox Enterprises’ security department is consistently named a top performer by Security Magazine.

About Cox Enterprises:
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $17 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, Savings.com and Valpak. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.

For further information: Elizabeth Olmstead, 678-645-0762, elizabeth.olmstead@coxinc.com

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