Carol Cox joined the NuVasive Spine Foundation™ Board of Directors in January 2015. She has served as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources at NuVasive® since December 2014. Prior to that she served as our Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Communications. Ms. Cox is responsible for leading NuVasive’s short- and long-term business strategies, as well as creating and managing a centralized communications function to ensure global alignment of messaging and leveraging of assets across the key areas of corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, and philanthropy. In her capacity as the head of NuVasive human resources, Ms. Cox oversees the company’s people management and development activities, partnering globally to develop the talent and leadership needed to foster innovation, drive sustainable growth, and continue to build NuVasive’s competitive cultural advantage. She joins NuVasive from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) where she served as Senior Vice President, External Affairs, leading external and internal communications, philanthropy, marketing, government relations and efforts to elevate the institute’s global recognition. Prior to Sanford- Burnham, she served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Communications at Life Technologies, where she spearheaded global strategies to drive awareness of the company’s major initiatives, enhance its global brand, and maintain its corporate reputation across multiple stakeholder groups including shareholders, the media, government officials, customers and the communities. Before joining Life Technologies, Ms. Cox was Vice President of Investor Relations at CareFusion Corporation and Senior Vice President for Global Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Barr Pharmaceuticals, where her team received multiple awards from Institutional Investor magazine for outstanding performance. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a certificate in Investor Relations from The University of Connecticut School of Business.