Cox Media Names Ashley Peterson Sr. HR Director

Ashley Peterson is Cox Media Group’s (CMG) new senior director of human resources at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta. In this role, Peterson supports all of CMG’s corporate client areas, in addition to Rare and CMG’s Washington news bureau.   

Peterson’s professional expertise includes organizational performance and succession, leadership development, recruitment and retention, large-scale change management, employee relations, driving creative output within an organization, and executive-level business partnerships.

Previously, Peterson was group VP, human resources management for Discovery Communications where she was responsible for providing strategic human resources executive leadership and expertise to many of Discovery’s networks and corporate divisions. Most recently, Peterson served in international HR leadership roles based in London, the U.K. and Milan, Italy. 

Peterson’s career also includes EzGov, an e-government technology company, where she held various HR roles in Atlanta, the Netherlands and Washington. She began in EzGov’s recruitment group, establishing and building a successful college recruiting program, before moving into a generalist role focused on compensation management, employee relations, benefits administration, and performance management. She also spent several months in EzGov’s Amsterdam office as acting HR manager before relocating to Washington to staff and serve as HR lead for the company’s newly-established federal practice. 

Peterson holds a BA in psychology from Washington and Lee University.