Leadership Team

Jay Smith, President

Having grown up in the transportation industry with his father, grandfather, and great grandfather all involved in the household goods moving business, Jay has always been around trucks, and at age 15, he began by working in that business. Jay then moved to the freight business when he originally joined the staff of The COX Companies in 1988 while still attending Virginia Commonwealth University. He graduated in 1990 with a B.S. in Business Administration and Management. Upon graduation, Jay accepted the position of Systems Supervisor for COX Transportation Services, Inc. to begin his full-time career. Since then he has served as Office Manager, General Manager, Vice President Administration and Executive Vice President, prior to having received his current appointment. Jay is originally from the Richmond, VA area where his family was involved for many years in the household moving business. In 2014, Jay purchased the company from its original founder John A. Cox, and Jay continues to serve as the companies’ Chairman and President.

Joe Currence , Vice President – Sales

Joe joined the Cox team as Sales Manager in 1989 after many years of experience serving in sales positions in both the LTL and TL side of the trucking industry. A North Carolina native, Joe graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Industrial Relations. With over 30 years experience helping customers find solutions to their transportation needs, Joe’s current position places him in charge of marketing and oversight of The COX Companies’ sales staff.

Don Bowman, Vice President – Finance

Don was appointed Controller of COX Transportation Services in 1996, a position he held until being named VP of Finance. A Richmond VA native, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Accounting. As a CPA and with many years of experience in manufacturing, financial services, insurance, and trucking, Don is charged with managing The COX Companies’ accounting department, as well as overseeing matters of insurance, financing and benefits administration.

Harold Mims, Vice President – Operations

Harold joined the COX Companies in 1993 as a dispatcher within COX Brokerage. From there he moved on to work within all areas of dispatch and operations for both COX Truck Brokerage and COX Transportation Services prior to his current appointment as General Manager. A Richmond, VA native with over 20 years experience in the transportation industry, Harold is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of operations for the COX Companies.