Alan J. Fohrer
Mr. Fohrer was Chairman and CEO of Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”), a subsidiary of Edison International (“Edison”) and one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. He was elected CEO in 2002 and Chairman in 2007. As CEO, Mr. Fohrer led SCE back to financial health through a regulatory strategy resulting in three successful rate cases and the establishment of a credible framework for energy markets. In 2000, Mr. Fohrer was elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of Edison Mission Energy (“EME”), a subsidiary of Edison that owns and operates independent power facilities. During his tenure at EME, Mr. Fohrer restructured a number of the international projects, which enhanced the value of the assets sold in subsequent years. Mr. Fohrer also served as Executive Vice-President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of both Edison and SCE from 1995 to 1999. After 37 years with Edison, Mr. Fohrer retired in December 2010.
Over the past ten years, Mr. Fohrer represented the utility industry in significant regulatory and legislative proceedings.
Mr. Fohrer sits on the boards of PNM Resources, Inc., a publicly traded energy holding company; MWH Global, Inc., a privately held global engineering and construction company focused on water and waste water projects; Blue Shield of California, a non-profit health insurance provider; and Synagro, a waste management company.
At TransAlta, Mr. Fohrer is the chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the board.
Mr. Fohrer has served on boards of directors of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the California Chamber of Commerce, Osmose Utility Services, Inc. and Duratek, Inc., a publicly held nuclear services company. He is also a member of the Viterbi School of Engineering Board of Councilors for the University of Southern California and Vice Chair of the California Science Centre Foundation.
Mr. Fohrer holds a master of science in civil engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, as well as a master of business administration from California State University in Los Angeles.