Mr. Koertner has served as a Director since December 2007. Mr. Koertner joined us in 1998 as senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer and became our president and chief executive officer in December 2003. Prior to joining us, Mr. Koertner served as vice president at Central Illinois Public Service Company from 1989 until 1998.
Mr. Alexander has served as a Director since December 2007. Mr. Alexander has been a business advisor providing advisory and consulting services to MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company since 2005. Mr. Alexander was previously at MidAmerican Energy Company (a Berkshire Hathaway company), a large electric utility company based in Iowa, from 1973 to 2005, where he served in various roles, most recently as senior vice president of supply and marketing from 2002 to 2005.
Mr. Altenbaumer has served as a Director since 2006. Mr. Altenbaumer is an independent consultant, having retired in 2004 as president of Illinois Power, an electric and natural gas delivery company, and executive vice president for regulated energy delivery, Dynegy Inc., a wholesale power, capacity and ancillary services provider. Mr. Altenbaumer provides business advisory and consulting services to several organizations both in and outside of the energy industry. He is also the fund manager of InDecatur Ventures, LLC, a venture capital investment group focused on economic development opportunities in Decatur, Illinois.
Mr. Favreau was appointed Director in 2016. Mr. Favreeau is Partner at Engine Capital Management, LLC, which serves as the investment manager to value-oriented special situations funds that invest both actively and passively in companies undergoing change. As a Partner, Mr. Favreau is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investment opportunities. Mr. Favreau currently serves as director and member of the audit committee of RDM Corporation, a provider of solutions for the electronic commerce and payment processing industries. Prior to Engine Capital, Mr. Favreau served as a consultant to HUSCO International and as an investment professional at Apax Partners.
Mr. Fayne has served as a Director since December 2007. Mr. Fayne has been providing advisory and consulting services to various companies, including Century Aluminum Company and Pace Global Energy Services, since 2005. Mr. Fayne was previously at American Electric Power, a large electric utility company based in Columbus, Ohio, from 1974 to 2004, where he served in various roles, most recently as executive vice president of energy delivery from 2001 to 2004.
Mr. Hartwick was appointed Director in 2015. He is chief financial officer of Wellspring Financial Corporation, a Canadian sales financing company. Prior to that, Mr. Hartwick held a variety of senior executive roles, gaining an extensive financial background in the energy, consumer products and capital markets areas, including the positions of CEO and CFO at Just Energy Group, Inc., CFO at Hydro One, Inc. and a partner at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Hartwick also serves on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Power Corporation and Spark Energy, Inc., as well as the Board of Governors for Trent University.
Mr. Johnson has served as a Director since December 2007. Mr. Johnson retired from his position as the vice president and general counsel of Xcel Energy in March 2007. Mr. Johnson occupied this position from the incorporation of Xcel Energy in 2000 until his retirement.
Mr. Lucky was appointed Director in 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 for 27 years. He has advised contractors and owners in major power projects, including oil and gas, solar, wind and carbon capture and more than 80 public-private finance infrastructure projects (hospitals, penitentiaries, water treatment and transportation) throughout Canada, the United States and Australia. He also teaches Construction Law at the University of Alberta.
Mr. Moore was appointed Director in 2010. Mr. Moore is an independent consultant and is the sole proprietor of Primus Financial Group, LLC. Mr. Moore provides financial advisory and consulting services to a financial institution that invests in the renewable energy, leasing and asset finance businesses. Mr. Moore previously held leadership positions with Chase Equipment Leasing, Inc. as a Senior Vice President and with JPMorgan Capital Corporation as a Managing Director, each of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Mr. Patterson has served as a Director since December 2007. Mr. Patterson served as senior vice president of Pennichuck Corporation, an investor-owned water company located in New Hampshire, from 2006 until June 2008, when he resigned from his position at Pennichuck Corporation. Mr. Patterson joined Pennichuck Corporation in 2005 as vice president and chief financial officer. From January 2003 to January 2005, he served as executive advisor to Concentric Energy Advisors, a private firm located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, providing financial advisory and consulting services for utilities. From June 2001 through January 2005, he provided financial advisory and consulting services for utilities as president of EnSTAR Management Corporation, a company which he founded. Mr. Patterson continues to serve as president of EnSTAR, and following his resignation from Pennichuck Corporation, Mr. Patterson has returned to EnSTAR full-time.