SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Marisa Joss as corporate secretary, effective October 25, 2023. She joined the company in September 2022. Joss will also continue in her previous role as deputy general counsel subsidiaries, reporting to Willie Brown, vice president and general counsel of SJW Group.
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Marisa Joss appointed Corporate Secretary of SJW Group. (Photo: Business Wire)
SJW Group Chair, President and CEO Eric W. Thornburg said, “Marisa has earned the trust and admiration of our executive team and the board of directors since joining our organization. She has more than a decade of experience with utilities, embodies our corporate culture of service, transparency and teamwork, and has been a force for good at SJW Group and our subsidiaries. We are fortunate to have Marisa’s governance and leadership expertise.”
Joss will support, serve and advise SJW Group’s board of directors and executive officers in all areas of corporate governance and compliance matters. She assumes the role of corporate secretary from Brown who will primarily focus on his responsibilities as vice president and general counsel.
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, supporting the board of directors and providing governance and compliance advice.
Joss attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She also has a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, where she was a member of the school’s Law Review and a merit scholarship recipient.
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 The Texas Water 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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