ATLANTA (AP) - Cox Enterprises has hired the spokeswoman of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed as its director of leadership communications.
Sonji Jacobs Dade will start her new job on Oct. 31.
Cox officials said she will serve as the senior communications counsel for company COO John Dyer. He will succeed Cox Enterprises CEO Jimmy Hayes when Hayes retires in 2014.
Dade formerly worked as a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which is owned by Cox Enterprises.