Josiah Cox

President & Founder

Central States Water Resources

Advisory Board Member

An experienced and deeply passionate water utility industry executive, early in his career, Josiah spent several years leading wildlife habitat studies and water and wastewater civil engineering land development efforts. In 2010, he developed a business strategy to acquire and recapitalize failing water and wastewater systems as investor-owned utility companies. Ultimately, this became Central States Water Resources which now operates in 11 states and is the 10th largest investor-owned utility in the U.S. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Water Companies and is on the Advisory Council for the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University. He also had the honor of being recognized by Ernst and Young in 2022 as a National Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Josiah received his undergraduate degree in environmental sciences from the University of Kansas, where he also was a student-athlete, and his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.