Cox Enterprises announces new vice president of employment law 

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Connie Walters has been named vice president of employment law for Cox Enterprises. She will report to Cox Enterprises Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jennifer Hightower. 

Walters will serve as key legal adviser to Cox Enterprises’ People Solutions organization by providing employment law policy and employee relations subject matter expertise, investigation guidance and recommendations in resolving employee relations issues. 

“Connie’s experience in managing complex employment matters and her commitment to Cox’s core value of always doing the right thing are assets to the Cox family of businesses,” Hightower said. “Her leadership of our employment law team will serve us well as we work to support our businesses and serve our most important resource — our employees.” 

Walters joined Cox Automotive in 2012 and was most recently assistant general counsel of employment. In that role, she supported the People Solutions leadership team, providing advice and counsel to Human Resources professionals on all aspects of employment-related matters.  

Prior to Cox Automotive, Walters worked with the Employment Learning Innovations, two Atlanta-based law firms and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  

Walters earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from Michigan State University, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

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