As Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer for Cox Communications, John Spalding oversees Cox Communications’ privacy program.
Prior to assuming his Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer role on a full-time basis in 2015, John served as Vice President of Government Affairs beginning in 2006 and added the additional role of Chief Privacy Officer in 2011. Before that, John served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for seven years and as Senior Counsel for three years. He joined Cox Communications in 1994 as Attorney after serving two years as Attorney for Cox Enterprises, Inc., Cox Communications’ parent company, starting in 1992. Previously, John was a partner with Swift, Currie, McGhee and Hiers, an Atlanta-based private law firm.
Spalding serves currently as Chairman of the Atlanta History Center. Spalding also currently serves as Immediate Past-Chairman of The University of Georgia Foundation, the University’s fundraising support arm. In 2014, Spalding received the Blue Key Service Award from UGA for distinguished service and support of the University.
Spalding is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US). Spalding holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Georgia, where he was a magna cum laude honors graduate and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.