Grow your network with fellow MBA alumni and stay ahead of industry trends at the Terry College’s MBA Alumni Lunch & Learn Series.

Event Details

Hear influential business leaders share career stories and learnings exclusively with Terry MBA alumni. While there, connect with a Terry Alumni Relations team member to find out how to stay involved with the college and engage with those following in your footsteps.


Thursday, March 21, 2024


Lunch and Networking:
11:30 a.m.–Noon

Speaker Presentation:
Noon–1 p.m.


$35 (registration required)


Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326, United States

Future Dates


  • Alumni Relations Officer, Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Next Speaker

March 21, 2024
Head shot of Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett

EVP & Chief People Officer, Cox Enterprises

Karen Bennett is the EVP and chief people officer for Cox Enterprises, a private, family-owned company based in Atlanta with more than $20 billion in annual revenues. In her role, she leads the people solutions, corporate affairs, inclusion and diversity, HR technology services, benefits, compensation, talent acquisition and the brand, marketing and creative departments. Bennett brings more than 30 years of experience in leading teams that focus on maximizing talent potential and the total employee experience while addressing the needs of the business.

Before joining Cox Enterprises, Karen was EVP and chief people officer for Cox Communications. There she developed and executed talent strategies to align with Cox’s operating principles and worked through the challenges of driving continual growth in the business.

Before that role, Karen was chief human resources officer for Cox Media Group. Before her time with Cox, Bennett was chief human resources officer for YP (formerly AT&T Ad Solutions). She is a cable veteran as well, having served as SVP of human resources for Turner Broadcasting System Inc. for nearly 14 years.

Bennett serves on the board of directors of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation, the Human Resources Leadership Forum of Atlanta and the Metro Atlanta American Heart Association. She also serves on the Georgia State University HR Roundtable consortium.

Bennett is a graduate of Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where she earned her bachelor’s and Executive MBA degrees. Terry College recognized Bennett as a Distinguished Alumni in April 2023. She is also an ICF-certified executive coach.