Juliette Pryor serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.
She is responsible for leading Cox’s legal and compliance function, as well as serving as corporate secretary advising the company’s board of directors.
Before joining Cox, Juliette served as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for US Foods where she was responsible for all legal, risk management and ethics and compliance functions since 2005. Prior to that, she was in private practice with the law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Before joining Skadden, Juliette was general counsel and corporate secretary for e.spire Communications, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed telecommunications company.
Earlier in her career, she served as legal advisor to the vice chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission and as in-house counsel with IBM Corporation.
Juliette earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a master’s of science degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She also holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from Fisk University. Juliette has been recognized numerous times as a leader in the legal profession, including the Diamond Award for Outstanding Career Achievement from the Corporate Counsel Women of Color, Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award from The Leadership Institute for Women of color Attorneys, National Bar Association Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hynes Catalyst Award from the In-House Counsel Leadership Institute and George Town University Law Center. Recognized by Black Enterprises as one of the most powerful executives in corporate America.
She serves on the board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Georgetown University Law Center Board of Visitors, and the Board of Trustees of Fisk University. A fluent Portuguese speaker and longtime enthusiast for all things Brazilian, Juliette is a founding board member of Levantamos: The Center for Afro-Brazilian-American Cooperation.
She is married to Walter Pryor, a fellow “Hoya Loya”, and they are the proud parents of two adult children: Jordan Adjua and Wade.