Three Top Exes Promoted At Cox Media

PalmerMorrowFennellBrett Fennell is upped to CFO-EVP of national ad platforms; David Palmer named president of CoxReps; and Jason Morrow becomes COO of CoxReps.

Cox Media Group (CMG) is promoting Brett Fennell, currently CMG’s chief financial officer, to CFO and EVP of national ad platforms, which includes CoxReps.

Additionally, David Palmer, currently SVP of sales for CoxReps and president of HRP, will be promoted to president of CoxReps reporting directly to Fennell.

Jason Morrow, currently president of TeleRep, a division of CoxReps, will be promoted to COO of CoxReps. These changes become effective Jan. 1, 2017.  

“It is remarkable to be able to tap such strong internal talent in our leadership ranks to fill these important roles,” said Kim Guthrie, currently CMG EVP of national ad platforms and CMG’s new president effective Jan. 1, 2017. “The alignment of CoxReps, Gamut and Videa under Brett’s strategic leadership will take these businesses to the next level for our valued broadcast advertising customers.”  

Fennell adds national ad platforms to his current portfolio that also includes CMG strategy, engineering and legal. Fennell was named CMG’s CFO in 2014. Before joining CMG, Fennell was VP of financial planning and analysis at Manheim where he built and provided vision for an FP&A organization that previously did not exist in Cox Enterprises’ second-largest operating division.

His other Cox career highlights include Assistant VP of FP&A at Cox Enterprises, director of commercial operations at Cox Communications, and director of FP&A at Cox Communications. 


“I look forward to working more closely with the CoxReps, Gamut and Videa teams and building on the strong collaborative foundation that has all of these businesses positioned for a very strong future with Cox Media Group,” said Fennell.

In his new role as president of CoxReps, Palmer will add Gamut to his leadership responsibilities. Palmer was named to his current position earlier this year. In 2009, Palmer became president of HRP, a division of CoxReps, and he also has held the position of VP, group manager in New York, after serving in various management and sales positions in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Morrow, formerly president of TeleRep based in New York City, joined TeleRep in 1993 as a research analyst and was an account executive in New York before moving to the Atlanta office in 1998. While in Atlanta, he served in various sales and management capacities, including SVP and director of sales.

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