SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) announced today that Marisa Joss has joined the company as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. In this role and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Marisa will be responsible for providing advice and support to both SJW and its subsidiaries, along with their boards of directors in the areas of legal and risk management, corporate governance, and securities laws.
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Eric W. Thornburg, Chair, President and CEO of SJW Group, stated, “Marisa is a seasoned professional with substantial experience in the utility industry, having served for many years at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Her leadership style aligns with our company’s values and she will be a welcome addition to our Senior Leadership Team.”
Prior to joining SJW Group, Marisa served as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for Eleusis, a biotech company based in New York and London, England. She also spent over a decade at Consolidated Edison with extensive experience supporting the board of directors and providing advice and counsel in governance and compliance matters. Prior to this, she was Corporate Counsel for The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.
Marisa attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She also has a JD from New York Law School, where she was a member of the school’s Law Review and a Merit Scholarship recipient. She is originally from Pretoria, South Africa.
About SJW Group
SJW Group is among the largest investor-owned pure-play water and wastewater utilities in the United States, providing life-sustaining and high-quality water service to about 1.5 million people. SJW Group’s locally led and operated water utilities - San Jose Water Company in California, The Connecticut Water Company in Connecticut, The Maine Water Company in Maine, and SJWTX, Inc. (dba Canyon Lake Water Service Company) in Texas - possess the financial strength, operational expertise, and technological innovation to safeguard the environment, deliver outstanding service to customers, and provide opportunities to employees. SJW Group remains focused on investing in its operations, remaining actively engaged in its local communities, and delivering continued sustainable value to its shareholders. For more information about SJW Group, please visit www.sjwgroup.com.
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Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary