Alan J. Fohrer
Mr. Fohrer is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southern California Edison Company, a subsidiary of Edison International, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and Chairman in 2007. In 2000, Mr. Fohrer was elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of Edison Mission Energy, a subsidiary of Edison that owns and operates independent power facilities. During his tenure at Edison Mission, Mr. Fohrer restructured a number of international projects, which enhanced the value of the assets sold in subsequent years. Mr. Fohrer also served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of both Edison and Southern California Edison from 1995 to 1999. After 37 years with Edison, Mr. Fohrer retired in December 2010.
Mr. Fohrer currently sits on the boards of PNM Resources, Inc., a publicly held energy holding company, and Blue Shield of California, a non-profit health insurance provider. He is also a member of the Viterbi School of Engineering Board of Councilors for the University of Southern California and Chair of the California Science Center Foundation.
Mr. Fohrer has served on boards of directors of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the California Chamber of Commerce, Duratek, Inc., Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., MWH, Inc. and Synagro, a private waste management company.
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.
Mr. Fohrer brings to the Company and the Board experience in accounting, finance and the power industry from both a regulated and deregulated market perspective.
At TransAlta, Mr. Fohrer is a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Governance, Safety and Sustainability Committee.