ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Enterprises today announced that Joe Salazarte is being promoted to Director of Business Travel and Meeting Services, effective immediately.

In his role, Salazarte will continue to work closely with Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Administrative Services Bob Jimenez to facilitate department marketing efforts, business and staff development and various interdepartmental operations. 

«At Cox, Joe is known for his ability to create meaningful connections across our divisions with both our leaders and employees,» said Bob Jimenez. «With Joe’s business development and strategic planning skills, he has been a vital part of our team, overseeing our business travel partners and employee travel while continuing his leadership for meetings and events for all Cox businesses. I look forward to the contributions he will make in his new role.»

Prior to joining Cox in 2003, Salazarte served as a senior meeting planner at WorldTravel Meetings and Incentives where he was responsible for land logistics of group meetings primarily for small- to medium-sized events.

A Miami native, he holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Georgia. He is also a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and he has contributed his time and expertise to various community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

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

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SOURCE Cox Enterprises