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Edward Fox

Edward Fox

Adjunct Faculty, School of Sustainability

Pinnacle West
PO Box 53999, Station 908S
Phoenix, AZ 85072-3999
Arizona Public Service Company
400 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004


  • Vice President, Communications, Environment & Safety
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Sustainability


Ed Fox is Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. Under Fox’s leadership, Pinnacle West has, for seven years, been named to the North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and in 2011 ranked 15th on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Pinnacle West has earned “best-in-class” status for environmental and social performance in Storebrand’s Social Responsibility Index, and for three straight years been awarded EPA’s Energy Star award for Sustained Exellence.

Mr. Fox is an attorney who has practiced in both the public and private sectors. Prior to coming to Arizona in 1985, Mr. Fox was an Assistant Attorney General in West Virginia. From 1985 to 1991, Mr. Fox was in private practice in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, where he represented business clients on state, federal and local environmental issues. In 1991, Mr. Fox was appointed by Arizona's Governor to serve as the Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality where he served until 1995 when he joined APS.

Mr. Fox received his J.D. from the West Virginia University. He holds a Masters in Public Administration and a B.A. from the American University in Washington, D.C.


  • JD with honors, Law, West Virginia University, 1983
  • MPA, Public Administration, American University, 1978
  • BA, History/Asian Affairs, American University

Journal Articles


Collette, B. B., K. E. Carpenter, B. A. Polidoro, M. J. Juan-Jorda, A. Boustany, D. J. Die, C. Elfes, E. Z. Fox, J. Graves, L. R. Harrison, T. J. McManus, C. V. Minte-Vera, M. C. Nelson, V. Restrepo, J. Schratwieser, C. L. Sun, A. Amorim, M. B. Peres, C. Canales, E. Cardenas, S. K. Chang, W. C. Chiang, N. de Oliveira Leite Jr, H. Harwell, R. Lessa, F. L. Fredou, H. A. Oxenford, R. Serra, K. T. Shao, R. Sumalia, S. P. Wang, G. Watson and E. Yanez. 2011. High values and long life—double jeopardy for tunas and billfishes. Science 333:291-292. DOI: 10.1126/science.1208730. (link )


Alberti, M., C. L. Redman, J. Wu, J. M. Marzluff, M. Handcock, J. M. Anderies, P. Waddell, E. Z. Fox, H. Kautz and J. Hepinstall. 2006. Urban landscape patterns and global environmental change: Complex dynamics and emergent properties. IHDP Update 2006(2):5-6.