Maria Friedman is senior vice president of tax and treasury services for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. She is responsible for managing the corporate income tax function, treasury, risk and pension for Cox Enterprises and all its subsidiaries.
She also is responsible for insuring liquidity, managing outside investor relations for bondholders, investment strategy for defined benefit plans, operational banking, cash management and the company’s risk management programs.
She joined Cox Enterprises in 1991 as a senior tax specialist and was promoted to tax counsel, tax manager and director of tax. Friedman began her career with Ernst & Whinney in 1987 and worked in both the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices.
Friedman served on the board of directors for The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and Broadband Tax Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Emory University, a juris doctorate degree from Georgia State University and is a member of the Georgia State Bar.