Cox Names New President

By Staff Writer July 30, 2020

Cox Enterprises has named Steve Rowley as the new president of Cox Automotive, effective Aug. 3. Cox Automotive includes powerhouse brands Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Dealertrack, vAuto and Manheim. He takes over for President and CEO Sandy Schwartz, who moves to a role as CEO of the Cox Family Office. Keith Holmes, senior vice president of residential sales for Cox Communications, will become executive vice president, Cox Business.

Rowley joins Cox Automotive from his role as executive vice president of Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications.

Schwartz will use his 35 years of experience at Cox to work with the company’s shareholders and bring his business acumen to family investments. He will continue to oversee Cox newspapers in Atlanta and Dayton, Ohio, and until the end of the year, will retain the title of CEO at Cox Automotive.

As president of Cox Automotive, Rowley will immediately begin working with Schwartz to transition duties and oversight of the company with a focus on engaging with dealer customers.

Replacing Rowley as the head of Cox Business is Keith Holmes, senior vice president of Residential Sales for Cox Communications. Holmes brings 30 years of experience to this new role and held several leadership positions at AT&T prior to joining Cox Communications.

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