Roberto I. Jimenez is senior vice president of corporate communications and administrative services at Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company. Jimenez serves as the communications counsel to members of the executive team and leads the management of the company’s brand, reputation and strategic communications across Cox Enterprises.
He is responsible for leading internal and external communications; digital communications; public affairs; issues management and crisis preparedness; creative studio; as well as corporate responsibility programming and corporate giving. He serves as president of the Cox Employee Relief Fund, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to assisting Cox employees and their families impacted by natural disasters, catastrophic injury or illness, or loss of a family member. Jimenez also oversees the company’s meeting and event management services, audio/visual production and corporate travel teams. These teams serve as an enterprise-wide resource for the company’s employees.
Prior to joining Cox in 2003, Jimenez was a director of global communications and international marketing at AFC Enterprises. He has held a variety of communications and public affairs roles with the Walt Disney World Company, Florida Hospital and the Orlando Opera Company.
Jimenez serves on the board of the Latin American Association as the organization’s Chair. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Mount Paran Christian School. He is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and The Seminar. Previously, he served on the boards of Leadership Atlanta, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the United Way of Greater Atlanta, the National Hispanic Corporate Council and the Elon University School of Communications.
Jimenez earned a master's of business administration degree with an emphasis in marketing and international business from Rollins College and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern Adventist University, where he was recognized as alumnus of the year in 2015. Hispanic Business magazine named Jimenez as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America in 2007.