Charles S. Cox
Board of Trustees

Charles Cox, managing director of finance and administration for the city of Farmers Branch, Texas, has 26 years of government finance experience. He has been with the city of Farmers Branch for 20 years.

Mr. Cox played a key role in helping Farmers Branch achieve finalist status for the Innovations in American Government Award sponsored by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2001, Mr. Cox was given the Award of Excellence in Budgeting and Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for the city’s innovative tax dividend program. In 2007, Mr. Cox was recognized for his contributions to the government finance profession when he was chosen to receive the Texas GFOA Outstanding Service Award. Active in GFOA national, Mr. Cox is a past president. He is also the past president of the Texas GFOA.

Mr. Cox joined the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Board of Trustees in January 2013, and serves on its Finance and Compensation and Audit and Compliance Committees. He is also an ex officio member of the Appointments and Evaluations Committee when GASB appointments are being considered.

Mr. Cox holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from Texas Christian University and a masters of business administration in finance from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Cox also holds a certificate from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.