Ruth E. Dávila is a global communications and marketing leader with a passion for innovation, multicultural engagement, and social causes.
In her current role as Director of Corporate Communications at Cox Enterprises, Ruth leads executive and external communications for a $21-billion company with 25+ brands – including Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Cox Homelife and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution – as well as investments in technology to build a sustainable world.
Previously, Ruth held leadership roles with InterContinental Hotels Group, where she embedded its digital transformation; Habitat for Humanity International, where she forged multi-million-dollar marketing/social media partnerships with Procter & Gamble, Nissan, AT&T and others; and AmericasMart, the world’s largest tradeshow organization, where she earned a MAGS gold award. Launching her career with Atlanta Latino Newspaper and VIVA 105.7 FM, Ruth was a trailblazer in Spanish-language media in metro Atlanta. She has profiled more than 100 prominent figures, including C-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies ranging from Microsoft to Facebook; the Mayor of L.A. and Latin American heads of state; and celebrities like Ricky Martin.
Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Literature and a master’s degree in marketing from Georgia State University. She received post-graduate certifications in nonprofit management and Spanish translation and is a Prosci® change management practitioner. Ruth is a 2019 fellow with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), a program facilitated by the Woodrow Wilson Center and Aspen Institute Mexico.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Ruth enjoys world travel, gourmet pizza, dancing and thought experiments with her three hilarious children.