|St. Louis City Resolution Number 215
January 11, 2013
|Resolutions adopted during the 2012 session by the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
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Thomas R. Voss
WHEREAS, Thomas R. Voss was elected to the position of chairman of the board of directors of Ameren Corporation on April 27, 2010. He was elected president and CEO of Ameren in May 2009 - titles he retained with his promotion to the position of board chairman. Voss served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Ameren from 2004 to 2009. In December 2006, he was elected to the additional position of president and CEO of AmerenUE, Ameren's Missouri rate-regulated operations; and
WHEREAS, prior to this appointment, he held the title of senior vice president, Generation, and president, AmerenEnergy and AmerenEnergy Resources. In this position, he was responsible for generation, fuels and services and related trading and marketing operations, including AmerenEnergy Inc., AmerenEnergy Generating, AmerenEnergy Resources Business Service, AmerenEnergy Fuels and Services, AmerenUE Power Operations and AmerenEnergy Marketing; and
WHEREAS, previously, he served as senior vice president for Energy Delivery/Customer Services. In this position, Voss was responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all gas and electric delivery systems and also for all customer care activities for Ameren's operating utility companies -AmerenUE, AmerenCIPS and AmerenCILCO; and
WHEREAS, Voss began his career with Union Electric (now known as Ameren Missouri) in 1969 as a student engineer after earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. After four years in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to Union Electric as an assistant engineer. From 1975-1987, he held a series of successively higher positions - moving from engineer to staff engineer, superintendent and district manager. In 1988, he became manager of Distribution Operating. He was named vice president, Region Operations for AmerenCIPS in July 1998; and
WHEREAS, Voss is also a graduate of the University of Michigan's Public Utility Executive Program and the Westinghouse Advanced Power Systems School in Pittsburgh. In addition, in June 2005, he completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives - an intensive three-week program on nuclear technology offered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and the National Academy for Nuclear Training. Voss is a registered professional engineer in Missouri and Illinois; and
WHEREAS, Voss serves on several St. Louis area civic and arts organizations, including Civic Progress, Dance St. Louis (Chairman Emeritus), The MUNY, and the Regional Chamber and Growth Association. Voss also serves on several national industry boards and is a member of the Missouri Science and Technology Energy Advisory Board. In November 2010, Voss was elected to the board of directors of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. In 2011, Voss was selected by the National Society of Professional Engineers for national recognition as the recipient of PEI's Distinguished Service Award; and
WHEREAS, Voss has been a champion of safety and diversity both within and outside Ameren Corporation; and
WHEREAS, a native of St. Louis and a graduate of St. Louis University High School, Voss and his wife of 40 years, Carol, have three children and four grandchildren.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis that we pause in our deliberations to recognize Thomas R. Voss and we wish him continued success, achievement and accomplishment and we further direct the Clerk of this Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a commemorative copy to the end that it may be presented to our honorees at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor.
Introduced on the 11th day of January, 2013 by:
Honorable Marlene Davis, Alderman 19th Ward
Adopted this the 11th day of January, 2013 as attested by:
David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen
Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen
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