Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 3, 2004

Warner Baxter – Ameren Corporation (aee)

WARNER L. BAXTER has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ameren Corporation since 2003 and has been given the additional responsibility of overseeing the company's corporate and strategic planning activities. He was named Senior Vice President, Finance in 2001, after joining Union Electric ' now part of Ameren Corporation ' in 1995 as Assistant Controller. In 1996, Mr. Baxter was promoted to Controller, and in 1998 he became Vice President and Controller. In addition to his senior management duties as CFO of the corporation, he has led development and implementation of several strategic initiatives, including Ameren's response to the 2002 Missouri retail electric rate case and to the recent acquisition of two Illinois utility companies. Before joining Ameren, Mr. Baxter served as Senior Manager in Price Waterhouse's St. Louis and National Office in New York City. There, he provided auditing and consulting services to companies in a variety of industries, helped formulate firm-wide accounting positions, including those related to the public utilities industry, as well as monitored the activities of various accounting standard-setting bodies. Mr. Baxter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, graduating with honors. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Missouri. Mr. Baxter is a member of the Community Board of UMB Bank-St. Louis and serves on the Board of Trustees for Wyman. He is President of the UM-St. Louis Chancellor's Council and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Profile
TWST: Give us an overview of your company's operations?

Mr. Baxter: I would characterize our company as a low-cost regionally

integrated electric and gas utility. We are the largest