Jackson Lafayette Cox III
Jackson Cox is founder and CEO of Woodmont International, a private firm that provides public and government affairs consulting and investment services to companies, non-profit organizations, and other entities in the United States, Asia, and Africa. Woodmont's office in Ulaanbaatar serves as its headquarters and the focus of much its current growth and where Mr. Cox has called home for most of the past thirteen years.
Mr. Cox is also the Founder and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia — the official affiliate office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia. Mr. Cox and a small group of American and Mongolian businessmen who have a deep commitment to expanding commercial ties between the United States and Mongolia founded "AmCham Mongolia" in 2011. Through his consulting business at Woodmont International and associations with other firms, Mr. Cox has provided advice and direct strategic counsel to multi-national companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Mars, UnitedHealth Group, Starbucks, Cargill, FedEx, ADM, Nestlé, PhRMA, and Abbott; the foreign governments of Uganda, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, and Lesotho; and to World Growth International, a non-profit organization that Mr. Cox provided advice and leadership to during World Growth's three-year economic policy initiative in Mongolia. Prior to founding Woodmont International, Mr. Cox worked in the international political sector where he managed projects in Mongolia and Cambodia for the International Republican Institute. This experience provided Mr. Cox with a rich experience of interacting with political and government leaders throughout Asia and provided him with an understanding of the region's complex political and economic dynamics.
Mr. Cox is from Johnson City, Tennessee and a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville. He served as the East Tennessee campaign chairman for Bill Frist's successful campaign for United States Senate in 1994 and as the Political Director of Frist's re-election in 2000. Mr. Cox served as advisor in Senator Frist's Washington, DC office between the two campaigns.
Today, Mr. Cox resides in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia where he manages his consulting business at Woodmont International and promotes stronger commercial ties between the United States and Mongolia through his work at AmCham.