Executive Biography of Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Michael Cox
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Global Head, Executive Talent

Michael Cox is the chief human resources officer for Boeing Defense, Space & Security and also serves as the global head of Executive Talent for The Boeing Company. He is responsible for the execution of human resources initiatives that drive peak business performance, while creating and sustaining a premier work environment for employees. He also provides direction on employee and organizational policies, practices, strategies and processes throughout the business.

As global head of Executive Talent, Cox is responsible for developing and executing a best-in-class executive talent strategy that includes attraction, assessment and acquisition along with talent management practices that ensure Boeing has the necessary executive talent and bench-strength to further our position as a global industry leader and career destination for top talent.

Cox is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters high-performing teams and achievement of organization business objectives. His career includes several global companies, including Comcast, Walmart, eBay, Bank of America and First Data, in various disciplines in the field of human resources, such as business partnership, talent optimization and development, compensation, performance management, analytics, culture and inclusion. His career has taken him across the United States and around the globe, including an expat assignment in Sydney, Australia.

Cox previously served on the board of directors for Downtown Streets, an organization that helps people recover from homelessness, and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, an organization dedicated to ensuring workplace equality for the LGBTQ+ community.

Cox holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Western Kentucky University, a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Modern CHRO Certificate from Cornell University.