Ernie Cox is the President of Family Lands Remembered, LLC, a company focused on the conservation and enhancement of Florida’s land, water, agricultural and energy resources using creative planning, partnerships and market-based incentive strategies. He received bachelor’s degrees in geology and economics (1985) and a law degree with honors (1990) from the University of Florida. He serves on the advisory board for UF’s Environmental and Land Use Law Program and serves as President of the Alpha Eta House Corporation of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
As a non-lawyer land use and environmental consultant, Ernie is involved in innovative projects such as the C-51 Reservoir, Hatchineha Ranch Conservation Bank, Pine Creek Sporting Club and Babcock Ranch. Ernie was also part of the team that created Florida’s Rural Land Stewardship Program and is a frequent lecturer on conservation topics. Ernie serves on the Steering Committee for the USFWS Landscape Conservation Cooperative. He is on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Clean Energy and chairs the Board of the Florida Earth Foundation. He is also Treasurer of the South Florida Student Athletic Foundation and President of the Jupiter High School Athletic Boosters.