About Ernie Cox

Ernie Cox is President of Family Lands Remembered, LLC, a strategic consulting company focused on the protection of Florida’s environmental, cultural and agricultural resources, using creative conservation, land planning and market-based incentive strategies. 

Ernie works with landowners, progressive community developers, government, conservation organizations and others to create and implement plans for large-scale conservation planning and appropriate sustainable development. 

Prior to founding Family Lands Remembered, Ernie was a practicing attorney for more than 15 years with the Gunster law firm. He was a shareholder and chaired the firms Conservation, Stewardship and Rural Development group. 

Education: University of Florida - B.A., Economics; B.S., Geology; J.D., Law

Chairman, Board of Directors, Florida Earth Foundation, 2008 - Present

The Florida Earth Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together through education, public outreach, and facilitation to ensure the future integrity of Florida’s environment and quality of life.

Ernie is a frequent speaker and is involved with statewide policy initiatives such as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Cooperative Conservation Blueprint.

Ernie lives in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida with his wife and three of four children (one son is away at a college two hours northwest of Gainesville). As Treasurer of the Jupiter High School Athletic Boosters and the South Florida Student Athletic Foundation, Ernie is a committed supporter of youth athletics. Ernie also remains active with his alma mater, University of Florida, serving as President of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity’s House Corporation.