Georgia Tech Alumnus Named Evansville Distinguished Business Leader

Barry Cox speaking at Evansville Regional Economic Partnership

At their Annual Meeting of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership on September 28, Barry Cox (Alpha Sigma–Georgia Tech ’78) was presented the 2023 Distinguished Business Leader of the Year Award.

“With boundless vigor, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to the community, he has set a remarkable precedent for businesses in our Region,” a recap from the meeting read. “In the realm of logistics, his companies have earned a reputation as invaluable partners, consistently providing seamless solutions for businesses throughout our region. When faced with a complex supplier issue, his team is the unequivocal “easy button” – a testament to their unparalleled expertise and reliability. His leadership is nothing short of transformative, leaving an indelible mark on our region’s business landscape.”

Barry is the owner of The Cox Group and  began working with his father to develop the foundation for Warehouse Services, Inc., the company for which he is now President. Since Barry began operations at Warehouse Services Inc. in October of 1986, the company has expanded to 18 states and Canada, employing over 4,000 employees. Prior to joining the company, Barry had a variety of operational roles at Georgia Power and Texas Crude Oil Company in Midland, Texas.

As an undergraduate, Barry served as Number I of his chapter. He has served on the Alumni Advisory Committee for the Zeta Omicron Chapter at the University of Southern Indiana and has been a member of the Southern Indiana Alumni Chapter. He has been inducted into the Idris R. Traylor, Jr. Province Court of Honor. Barry is a member of the Loyal Order and a six-year member of the KAOEF’s Crimson & Gold Society.

The Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP) exemplifies that commitment. Launched in 2021 following the combination of three like-minded legacy organizations in the business and growth space, E-REP promotes regional economic development and vitality. We are here to drive the region’s economic growth, attract a high-wage and high-skilled workforce and elevate quality of life.