Georgia R. Nelson
Mrs. Nelson is President and CEO of PTI Resources, LLC, an independent consulting firm established in 2005. Mrs. Nelson had a 35-year career in the power generation industry, serving in various senior executive capacities for Edison International and its subsidiaries between 1971 and 2005. She was President of Midwest Generation Edison Mission Energy (EME), from 1999 to her retirement in 2005 and General Manager of EME Americas from 2002 to 2005. Her business responsibilities included management of regulated and unregulated power operations and a large energy trading subsidiary as well as the construction and operation of power generation projects in the United States, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and Italy. Mrs. Nelson has extensive experience in international business negotiations, environmental policy matters and human resources.
Mrs. Nelson is currently a director of Cummins Inc., Ball Corporation, and Sims Metal Management Ltd. She was a director of CH2MHILL Corporation, a privately held company, until December 2017. Mrs. Nelson is a past director of Nicor, Inc.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Coal Council from 2000-2015 and served as Chair from 2006-2008. She serves on the advisory committee of the Center for Executive Women at Northwestern University. Mrs. Nelson was named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACO”) Directorship 100. She is an NACO Board Fellow.
Mrs. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Mrs. Nelson brings to the Company and the Board specialized knowledge in the energy and mining industries as well as human resources management.
At TransAlta, Mrs. Nelson is a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Investment Performance Committee.