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Atlanta Spotlight | Nancy Rigby

Cox Enterprises has announced that Nancy Rigby has been promoted to president of Cox Foundations, effective immediately. She will continue reporting to Jim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises.

"Under Nancy's leadership, the Cox Foundation reinforces our company's long history of being a good corporate citizen through giving," said Kennedy. "Her insights have elevated our philanthropic impact in the areas of conservation, early childhood education, empowerment and health. Nancy's expertise is creating local models that are being successfully replicated across the nation. She has helped our foundation not only respond to grant requests, but also to partner with non-profits to develop innovative projects which have great impact. Now, more than ever, we are committed to making a difference by helping people and communities where we do business."

Rigby joined the organization in 2012 as vice president, Cox Foundations. She oversees the business management and administration of foundation operations. Under her leadership, the James M. Cox Foundation has contributed more than $75 million in Atlanta alone. The grants are expanding access to trails, parks and greenspace, as well as providing healthcare organizations with funding to reinvent patient experiences. Cox's involvement in early childhood education is helping narrow the 30-million-word gap and preparing children for success, which ultimately leads to better communities and economies..

Rigby previously served as vice president of an Atlanta consulting firm where she counseled non-profit organizations on strategic direction for fundraising, leadership and organizational sustainability.

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. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.

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Keisha Lance Bottoms will be the new Mayor of Atlanta. Bottoms was elected by a vote of 46,667 to 45,835 for fellow city councilor Mary Norwood. Bottoms has been a member of the Atlanta City Council since January 4, 2010, representing part of Southwest Atlanta. She will take office in early January.

Bottoms was endorsed by outgoing mayor Kasim Reed, who defeated Ms. Norwood by a similar margin eight years ago. The mayor said, “I congratulate Mrs. Norwood on a hard fought campaign and am pleased that this election has come to a close. We can now focus on moving our City forward and I will continue to work with Mayor-Elect Bottoms on a smooth transition.” [ ... ]


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