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Nov 07, 2023

SJW Group appoints new corporate secretary

Marisa Joss will continue in her deputy general counsel role

NYSE-listed SJW Group has appointed Marisa Joss as corporate secretary.

Joss joined the company in September 2022 and will now continue in her previous role as deputy general counsel for subsidiaries. She reports to Willie Brown, vice president and general counsel of SJW Group.

Joss now supports the company’s board of directors and executive officers in all areas of corporate governance and compliance matters. She has assumed the role of corporate secretary from Brown, who now focuses primarily on his responsibilities as vice president and general counsel.

Before joining SJW Group, Joss was deputy general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for Eleusis, a biotech company based in New York and London. She previously spent more than a decade at Consolidated Edison, supporting the board on governance and compliance matters. Before that she was corporate counsel at The Pepsi Bottling Group, according to her LinkedIn profile.

SJW Group chair, president and CEO Eric Thornburg says in a statement: ‘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 and 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.’


Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...