Juliette Pryor ’86, ESQ.

Juliette Pryor '86, ESQ.
Chair, Nominating And Corporate Governance Executive Committee

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 function, as well as serving as corporate secretary supporting the company’s board of directors. Pryor is also responsible for being a strategic legal advisor to the senior leadership team, focusing on key legal and business strategies and issues facing the organization.

Before joining Cox, Pryor 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, Pryor was general counsel and corporate secretary for e.spire Communications, Inc., a publicly-traded 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. Pryor earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisk University. Pryor is a member of The Chicago Network and served on Governor Patrick J. Quinn’s Women’s Advisory Council.

She is a member of the law advisory board of Georgetown University Law Center, and a trustee of Fisk University. A fluent Portuguese speaker and longtime enthusiast for all things Brazilian, Pryor is a founding board member of Levantamos: The Center for AfroBrazilian-American Cooperation.

She is married to Walter Pryor, and they have two children: Jordan Adjua, 23, and Wade, 19.