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Warren Wood

Vice President, External Affairs & Communication
Ameren Missouri

Warren WoodWarren Wood, a registered professional engineer in Missouri, has over twenty years of experience in utility industry infrastructure design and construction, utility policy analysis, and state regulation.

In late 2010 Mr. Wood left his role as the President of the Missouri Energy Development Association (MEDA) to become the Vice President of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for Ameren Missouri. At MEDA, Mr. Wood represented Missouri’s investor-owned and municipal electric, natural gas and water utilities on policy issues at the Capitol and at the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC). In his new role at Ameren Missouri, he continues to work closely with stakeholders on legislative and regulatory policy issues in Jefferson City.

Prior to coming to MEDA, Mr. Wood worked more than eight years at the Missouri PSC where he served as Director of the Utility Operations Division, Manager of the Energy Department, and Manager of the Natural Gas Department. Among other responsibilities in these positions, he worked with state regulatory commissioners and staff, legislators, and the public to understand utility and energy trends and development of short- and long-term energy policy. He served as Chairman of the PSC’s Task Forces on Natural Gas Commodity Prices and Long Term Energy Affordability. He also served as Chairman of the NARUC Staff Subcommittee on International Relations and participated in United States Agency for International Development missions to Rwanda, Zambia and Eastern Europe.

Prior to going to the Missouri PSC, he worked for more than ten years as a consulting engineer with Black & Veatch where he worked extensively on the design of coal fired, single and combined cycle combustion turbine, and nuclear power plants; substation structures; pumping stations; and sewage treatment plants.

Mr. Wood graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1987. Warren lives in central Missouri with his wife, Lisa, and their three sons – all Eagle Scouts. He is an avid fisherman, loves traveling, is a leader in 4-H and Boy Scouts, and is learning to like golf.

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