Georgia R. Nelson
Ms. Nelson is President and CEO of PTI Resources, LLC, an independent consulting firm established in 2005. Ms. Nelson has 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 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. Ms. Nelson has extensive experience in international business negotiations, environmental policy matters and human resources.
Ms. Nelson is a member of the Board of Directors of Cummins Inc. since 2004, a director of Ball Corporation since 2006 and a director of Sims Metal Management Ltd. since 2014. She is a director of CH2MHILL Corporation, a privately held company, since 2010. From 2005 to 2011, Ms. Nelson served as a Director of Nicor, Inc.
Ms. Nelson is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Coal Council since 2000 and served as Chair from 2006-2008. She serves on the advisory committee of the Center for Executive Women at Northwestern University and is a frequent lecturer at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management on topics related to leadership and governance. Ms. Nelson was named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACO”) Directorship 100. She is an NACO Board Fellow.
At TransAlta, Ms. Nelson is the chair of the Human Resources Committee of the board.
Ms. Nelson holds a bachelor of science from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California and a master of business administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.