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Maria Friedman is executive vice president of finance for Cox Enterprises and has responsibility for the financial team. She has been responsible for managing the corporate income tax function, treasury, risk and pension investments for Cox Enterprises and all its subsidiaries.
Friedman also is responsible for insuring liquidity, managing outside investor relations for bondholders, investment strategy for defined benefit plans, operational banking, cash management and the company’s risk management programs.
She joined Cox Enterprises in 1991 as a senior tax specialist and was promoted to tax counsel, tax manager and director of tax. Friedman began her career with Ernst & Whinney in 1987 and worked in both the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices.
Friedman served on the board of directors for The Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and Broadband Tax Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Emory University, a juris doctorate degree from Georgia State University and is a member of the Georgia State Bar.