Cox Enterprises Elects Byron Trott to Board

At its meeting in Atlanta, Cox Enterprises elected Byron D. Trott to its board of directors.

"Byron has more than 30 years of experience advising and investing with some of the nation's most successful public and private companies," said Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy. "He has served as a trusted advisor on high-profile transactions such as our successful acquisition of the remaining interest in Autotrader. As a member of our board of directors, Byron will play an important role as Cox grows through investments in new industries and adjacent opportunities for our core businesses.

"Trott is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of BDT & Company, a Chicago-based merchant bank that provides advisory services and access to long-term capital to address the long-term strategic and financing needs of family and founder-controlled companies. Prior to founding BDT & Company, Trott held a number of roles with Goldman, Sachs & Co. over 27 years. He served as vice chairman of the company's Global Investment Banking Division and was a member of its Partnership Committee and Merchant Bank's Investment Committee.

Trott serves on the board of directors for D.E Master Blenders 1753; Enterprise Holdings, Inc.; KIND Healthy Snacks and Tory Burch LLC. He serves as a trustee of the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a director of Conservation International. In 2011, he was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

He received a bachelor's degree and a master's of business administration degree from the University of Chicago.

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 50,000 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.

 

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