Cox Enterprises has promoted Tiffanie McDonald to vice president of inclusion and diversity. In her new role, McDonald will lead the implementation of the company’s inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) strategy and will report directly to EVP and Chief People and Operations Officer Jill Campbell.
Since joining Cox in 2019, McDonald has helped the company set actionable ID&E goals, including improving people of color executive representation by 50% over the next five years, expanding inclusion capability through education and training, and establishing an ID&E policy for Cox employees. In addition to recognizing her contributions to the business, her promotion illustrates Cox’s continued commitment to ID&E in achieving the company’s purpose and strategic business objectives.
“At Cox, we thrive on what makes us different,” said Campbell. “We believe Tiffanie’s wealth of knowledge and experience will help us to elevate each individual’s backgrounds, skills and experiences to continue to drive innovation and change.”
Before joining Cox, McDonald worked at USAA as vice president of business controls and risk. Prior to that role, she was vice president of diversity and inclusion and human resources for USAA where she spearheaded the organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy, employment practices, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity compliance. Before USAA, she led diversity and inclusion at Sysco Corporation. She also worked as labor counsel for Continental/United Airlines for many years and served as a criminal prosecutor in Texas.
McDonald has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law. She also serves on the board of the National Diversity Council and mentors aspiring professionals.