Mr. Koertner has served as Executive Chairman of the Board since 2007. Mr. Koertner served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2003 until January 1, 2017. He joined us in 1998 as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining us, Mr. Koertner served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Central Illinois Public Service Company from 1989 until 1998.
Mr. Alexander has served as a Director since 2007. Mr. Alexander retired from MidAmerican Energy Company (“MidAmerican”), a large electric utility company owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, in 2005 and provided advisory and consulting services to MidAmerican until 2007. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Alexander spent 32 years serving in various roles with MidAmerican, most recently as Senior Vice President of Supply and Marketing.
Mr. Altenbaumer has served as a Director since 2006. Mr. Altenbaumer served nearly 34 years at Illinois Power Company (“Illinois Power”), an electric and natural gas utility. During his tenure, Mr. Altenbaumer served as President of Illinois Power and also as executive Vice President for Regulated Delivery for Dynegy, Inc., the parent company of Illinois Power. Since his retirement from Illinois Power, Mr. Altenbaumer has provided business advisory and consulting services as an independent consultant to several organizations both inside and outside the energy industry including ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm that has invested approximately $17 billion in energy infrastructure assets.
Mr. Favreau has served as a Director since 2016. Mr. Favreau currently serves as Partner at Engine Capital Management, LLC, which is an investment manager to value-oriented special situations funds that invest both actively and passively in companies undergoing change. His responsibilities include sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities as well as monitoring portfolio risk and position sizing.
Mr. Fayne has served as a Director since 2007. Mr. Fayne has more than 30 years of experience with American Electric Power (“AEP”), a large electric utility company, where he served in various roles including Executive Vice President of Energy Services and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Since his retirement from AEP, Mr. Fayne began providing advisory and consulting services to several companies, including Century Aluminum Company.
Mr. Hartwick has served as a Director since 2015. Mr. Hartwick is currently Senior Vice President of Finance, Strategy, Risk & Chief Financial Officer for Ontario Power Generation, a provincial owner of power generation in Ontario, Canada. Prior to his current position, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Wellspring Financial Corporation, a Canadian sales financing company and held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Just Energy Group, Inc., Chief Financial Officer at Hydro One, Inc. and Partner at Ernst & Young, LLP.
Mr. Johnson has served as a Director since 2007. Mr. Johnson retired from his position as Vice President and General Counsel of Xcel Energy and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Northern States Power Company. Xcel Energy, through its subsidiaries, is a leading electric and natural gas company offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services.
Mr. Lucky has served as a Director since 2015. Mr. Lucky is a construction attorney and Managing Partner at the century-old Alberta-based law firm of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP, where he has practiced since 1988. He has advised contractors and owners in major power projects, including oil and gas, solar, wind and carbon capture and engineer, procurement and construction projects and more than 80 public-private finance infrastructure projects (hospitals, penitentiaries, water treatment and transportation) throughout Canada, the United States and Australia.
Mr. Moore has served as a Director since 2010. Mr. Moore is an independent consultant and the founder of Primus Financial Group, LLC, which provides asset and lease financial advisory services to major U.S. commercial banks and companies engaged in renewable energy business. Mr. Moore previously held leadership positions with JP Morgan Chase & Co. as a Senior Vice President of Chase Equipment Leasing, Inc., a division offering a variety of financing and lease solutions, and Managing Director of JP Morgan Capital Corporation.
Mr. Patterson has served as a Director since 2007. Mr. Patterson retired as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development from American Water Works Company, Inc. (“American Water Works”), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Prior to American Water Works, Mr. Patterson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pennichuck Corporation, an investor-owned water company. Mr. Patterson also served as executive advisor to Concentric Energy Advisors, a private firm providing financial advisory and consulting services for utilities and he provided financial advisory and consulting services for utilities as President of EnSTAR Management Corporation, a company which he founded.