Cox Enterprises has appointed George Markley to assume the role of vice president of risk management. In this role, Markley will take responsibility for providing the strategic vision for the company’s insurance, safety and risk controls.
Markley has held several key leadership roles both at Cox Enterprises and Cox Communications since joining Cox in 1995, providing him a wealth of experience with a focus on customer service and knowledge of complex finance, accounting and tax matters.
Markley most recently held the position of chief financial officer for the Cox Family Office. He succeeds Don Stryszko, who is retiring at the end of 2020 after a 34-year career with Cox.
“George’s vast experience working on critical issues with teams across both Cox Enterprises and its divisions uniquely positions him to thrive in this role,” said Maria Friedman, senior vice president, Tax and Treasury Services, Cox Enterprises. “In the highest-ranking insurance and risk management position in the company, his leadership and vision will be particularly important in guiding our mission and strategic goals while complying with state and federal standards.”
A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Markley began his career with KPMG in California in 1991, joining the CEI Corporate Tax Department in 1995. He held various roles in corporate tax, working closely with Cox businesses and supporting several acquisitions and transactions through 2006, eventually becoming a director of tax.
He also held key leadership roles both at CEI and CCI from 2006-2017, including working as director of operating taxes at CCI and working at CEI as the assistant vice president of tax.
In 2019, he became CFO of the Cox Family Office, modifying the organizational structure to improve services. His work across the organization’s businesses and functions have allowed him to build key relationships vital to Cox’s success.
“I’ve been fortunate to work in a variety of roles across multiple company divisions and functions,” Markley said. “I look forward to leveraging that knowledge and those relationships and continuing the great work of my predecessors in this vital area.”