Anthony Cox began his tenure as Deputy Director of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management in 2017.
As Deputy Director of the Emergency Management Division, Cox supports the Division Director and the DEMA Director/Adjutant General to ensure mission essential elements are fully and adequately executed. He supports managing the Division’s personnel, programs and budget in the areas of emergency preparedness, logistics, response, mitigation, recovery and field operations. These responsibilities include operation of the State’s Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and regional field offices in Flagstaff and Tucson.
Cox joined DEMA's Division of Emergency Management in 2001 as an Administrative Assistant within the Arizona Emergency Response Commission. He was progressively promoted throughout all sections of the Division and also spent time at the Governor’s Office addressing strategic planning for the Office of Homeland Security. During his nearly 19 year career at DEMA, Cox has supported and/or managed state response and recovery efforts for numerous state disaster declarations, and presidential disaster declarations.
Cox is a member of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA). He also supports and serves on multiple committees, councils, and coordinating groups. Cox received a BS degree from Arizona State University in 2000 and an MA degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2010.