Mike Cox has been appointed Vice President of Communications for
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company. Cox replaces Carl Harris who
retired recently after 38 years with the company. In making the
announcement, Bell CEO Michael Redenbaugh said, "Mike's three
decades as a public relations professional with both government and
industry brings an enormous capability to Bell at a critical time
in our path to become a world premiere company."
Cox joined Bell in 1998 as Media Relations Manager, following a
26-year career in the US Air Force retiring as a Colonel. More
recently he has been serving as Acting Director of Public Affairs
A graduate of the Ohio University School of Journalism, Cox
was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force in 1971. A
career public relations officer in the Air Force, Cox served
in a wide variety of commands at bases throughout the US, including
duty on the Air Force Staff at the Pentagon. In addition Cox
served in critical public and press relations assignments overseas
during US military operations in Grenada, Operations Desert Shield
and Desert Storm as well as Somalia.
During his final assignment with the US Air Force, Cox was
the Director of Public Affairs for the Air Mobility Command at
Scott AFB, IL, where he had global responsibility for all public
and press relations involving AMC assets.