Karen Bennett is executive vice president and chief people officer for Cox Communications. In this role, she develops and executes talent strategy that aligns with Cox’s operating principles and works through the challenges of driving continual growth in our rapidly evolving business. Bennett brings more than 25 years of experience in leading teams that focus on maximizing talent potential and the total employee experience while addressing the needs of the business across all areas of HR.
Prior to joining Cox Communications, Karen was chief human resources officer for Cox Media Group, a sister company within Cox Enterprises. Prior to her time with Cox, Bennett was chief human resources officer for YP (formerly AT&T Ad Solutions). She is a cable veteran as well, having served as senior vice president of human resources for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. for nearly 14 years.
Bennett serves on the board of directors of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHM) Foundation; the board of directors for the Human Resources Leadership Forum of Atlanta; the WICT Network global board of directors; the Emma Bowen Foundation board of directors and the Georgia State University’s HR Roundtable consortium.
Bennett is a graduate of Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where she earned both her bachelor’s and executive MBA degrees. She is an ICF-certified executive coach.