Cox Enterprises today announced that Byron Whitt has been promoted to director of digital communications, effective immediately. He will continue reporting to Ed Patterson, senior director of public affairs.
“As Cox’s companies continue to be technology leaders in their industries, digital solutions play a pivotal role,” said Patterson. “Byron is a technology and communications expert and has done a tremendous job elevating the company’s digital products at the corporate level and positioning them for growth.”
Whitt oversees the enterprise-wide digital strategy for the company’s corporate portal and external sites. He leads social media strategies and mobile solutions at Cox Enterprises and serves as a digital consultant for the company’s major subsidiaries.
He joined Cox in 2001 as a corporate communications specialist and most recently served as senior manager of interactive communications. Prior to Cox, he served as an employee communications manager at ProAct Technologies.
Whitt earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association, International Association of Business Communicators and SocialMedia.org. Whitt volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.
About Cox Enterprises
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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