Mr.Fohrer was Chairman and CEO of Southern California Edison Company ("SCE"),a subsidiary of Edison International ("Edison") and one of the largest electric utilities in the United States.He was elected CEO in 2002 and Chairman in 2007. In 2000,Mr.Fohrer was elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of Edison Mission Energy ("EME"),a subsidiary of Edison that owns and operates independent power facilities. During his tenure at EME,Mr.Fohrer restructured several the international projects,which enhanced the value of the assets sold in subsequent years.Mr.Fohrer also served as Executive Vice-President,Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of both Edison and SCE 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,Blue Shield of California,a non-profit health insurance provider,and Synagro,a private waste management company.
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.and MWH,Inc. 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 Centre Foundation.
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,Alan is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Human Resources Committee.