Cox Enterprises promotes Sonji Jacobs
Cox Enterprises has named Sonji Jacobs to the new position of assistant vice president of corporate communications.
Jacobs will oversee all internal and external communications efforts, which includes leading executive communications for Cox's new President and Chief Executive Officer Alex Taylor; developing strategic business communications and messaging around the company's values, priorities and initiatives; leading media and press relations; and overseeing the company's robust employee communications program.
"Sonji has taken on a vast number of responsibilities over the course of the past four years, overseeing executive communications and leading the company's public affairs efforts," said Bob Jimenez, senior vice president of corporate communications and administrative services. "I am confident that with her deep industry knowledge and understanding of Cox Enterprises' values and priorities, Sonji will thrive in her new role."
Over the past four years, Jacobs has held increasingly expansive roles at Cox. She led communications for former President and Chief Executive Officer John Dyer and his senior team. In her former role as senior director, corporate affairs, Jacobs led the company's corporate social responsibility team while also bolstering the company's overall public affairs strategy.
"Cox Enterprises is at a key point in our 120-year history – both for the company and our employees," said Jacobs. "As we begin a new era of opportunity and growth, I'm excited about working with our stellar communications team and the company's new leadership to help deliver on our enterprise-wide business goals."
A New York native, Jacobs moved to Atlanta in 2004 to work for Cox as a political reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She served as the director of communications for the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed in his first term. She was named to the Georgia Trend and the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40 lists and is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2016. She serves on the Board of Directors of Zoo Atlanta and the North Carolina Outward Bound School.
Jacobs earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in history and literature from Harvard University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.