People: American States Water Co (AWR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lloyd Ross

72 1999 Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Sprowls

47 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eva Tang

57 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary, Treasurer; CFO, SVP - Fin., Secretary of Golden State Water Co.

Shengder Chang

56 2007 Vice President – Environmental Quality of Golden State Water Company

James Cotton

39 2012 Vice President of Contracts of American States Utility Services, Inc.

Gladys Farrow

48 2008 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of Golden State Water Company

James Gallagher

58 2007 Vice President - Management Services of American States Utility Services, Inc.

William Gedney

58 2007 Vice President - Asset Management of Golden State Water Company

McClellan Harris

61 2007 Senior Vice President and Assistant Secretary of American States Utility Services, Inc

Granville Hodges

53 2007 Vice President - Operations of American States Utility Services, Inc.

Denise Kruger

49 2008 Senior Vice President - Regulated Utilities of Golden State Water Company

Diane Rentfrow

64 2007 Vice President - Human Capital Management of Golden State Water Company

Patrick Scanlon

55 2008 Vice President - Water Operations of Golden State Water Company

Bryan Switzer

56 2004 Vice President - Regulatory Affairs of Golden State Water Company

James Anderson

69 1997 Independent Director

Sarah Anderson

63 2012 Independent Director

Diana Bonta

62 2007 Independent Director

John Fielder

67 2013 Independent Director

Anne Holloway

60 1998 Independent Director

Robert Kathol

72 1995 Independent Director

Gary King

66 2006 Independent Director

James McNulty

71 2010 Independent Director

Janice Wilkins

68 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lloyd Ross

Mr. Lloyd E. Ross is Independent Chairman of the Board of American States Water Company. Mr. Ross has been the principal of L. Ross Consulting since 2003, which provides construction, development and consulting services primarily in California, Montana and Sonora, Mexico. He was Managing Partner of Invermex, LP, a developer of hotels in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, from 1997 to 2003. From 1976, prior to becoming Managing Partner of Invermex, LP, Mr. Ross was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SMI Construction, a commercial and industrial general contracting firm in Irvine, California. He served on the board of directors of PacifiCare Health Systems from 1985-2005 and as a member of the audit committee and chair of the compensation committee of PacifiCare Health Systems from 2000-2005. Mr. Ross has served on the board of a number of community organizations, including the Orange County small business division of the United Way, the California Young President’s Organization and the Newport Center Chapter of the Kiwanis Club. He also volunteers at a food bank in Kalispell, Montana.

Robert Sprowls

Mr. Robert J. Sprowls is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of American States Water Company. Mr. Sprowls has served on the American States Water Company board since May 2009 and the boards of the subsidiary companies since his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company effective January 2009. Mr. Sprowls is a member of the ASUS committee and the special issuance committee. He also served as a member of the strategy and corporate development committee from January 2009 until it was dissolved in October 2011. Mr. Sprowls is the President and Chief Executive Officer of American States Water Company and holds similar titles and responsibilities for the company’s subsidiaries, Golden State Water Company, or GSWC, and American States Utility Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries, or ASUS. He also held similar titles at Chaparral City Water Company until its sale to EPCOR Water (USA), Inc. on May 31, 2011. He was promoted to Executive Vice President – Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary in January 2008 and became Executive Vice President of the company and its subsidiaries in November 2008. Prior to joining American States Water Company, Mr. Sprowls spent 21 years at CILCORP Inc., or CILCORP. During his tenure with CILCORP, Mr. Sprowls held positions as President, Business Unit Leader – Energy Delivery, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer of Central Illinois Light Company; CFO of a non-regulated subsidiary of CILCORP, QST Enterprises Inc.; and Vice President and Treasurer of CILCORP. Mr. Sprowls left CILCORP and Central Illinois Light Company following the sale of the company to Ameren Corporation in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Knox College in Illinois and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Bradley University, also in Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.

Eva Tang

Ms. Eva G. Tang is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary, Treasurer of American States Water Co., and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Secretary of Golden State Water Company. She was Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for all other subsidiaries of American States Water Company from October 2002 to November 2008.

Shengder Chang

Mr. Shengder D. Chang is Vice President - Environmental Quality of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of American States Water Co. He was Engineering and Planning Manager of Golden State Water Company from June 2005 to October 2007; Water Quality Manager of Golden State Water Company from October 2002 to June 2005.

James Cotton

Mr. James C. Cotton, III, is Vice President of Contracts of American States Utility Services, Inc., a subsidiary Company of American States Water Company. He served as Director of Contracts of American States Utility Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries from June 2008 to November 2012.

Gladys Farrow

Mr. Gladys M. Farrow is Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of American States Water Co. He was Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for the other subsidiaries of American States Water Company; Controller of Golden State Water Company from March 2003 to November 2008.

James Gallagher

Mr. James B. Gallagher is Vice President - Management Services of American States Utility Services, Inc., a subsidiary Company of American States Water Co. He was Vice President of Customer Service, Region III of Golden State Water Company from April 1997 to October 2007.

William Gedney

Mr. William C. Gedney is Vice President - Asset Management of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of American States Water Co. He was Vice President of Water Quality of Golden State Water Company from January 2004 to October 2007.

McClellan Harris

Mr. McClellan Harris III is Senior Vice President and Assistant Secretary of American States Utility Services, Inc a subsidiary of American States Water Co. He was Senior Vice President and Secretary of American States Utility Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries from July 2004 to May 2007

Granville Hodges

Mr. Granville R. Hodges is Vice President - Operations of American States Utility Services, Inc., a subsidiary Company of American States Water Company.

Denise Kruger

Ms. Denise L. Kruger is Senior Vice President - Regulated Utilities of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of American States Water Co. She is also the Senior Vice President–Operations of Golden State Water Company from January 2004 to January 2008.

Diane Rentfrow

Ms. Diane D. Rentfrow is Vice President - Human Capital Management of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of American States Water Co. She was Dean of Employee Development University of Golden State Water Company from May 1996 to August 2007.

Patrick Scanlon

Mr. Patrick R. Scanlon is Vice President - Water Operations of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of American States Water Co. He is also the Vice President of Customer Service, Region II of Golden State Water Company from October 2002 to January 2008.

Bryan Switzer

Mr. Bryan K. Switzer is Vice President - Regulatory Affairs of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of American States Water Co.

James Anderson

Mr. James L. Anderson is Independent Director of American States Water Company. Since 2003, Mr. Anderson has been a Senior Vice President of Americo Life, Inc., a privately held life insurance and annuity holding company. He is also a Senior Vice President of several subsidiaries of Americo Life, Inc. engaged in the marketing and underwriting of life and annuity insurance products since 2003. Prior to 2003, he was President of Americo Financial Services, a third party administrator and marketer of retirement plans for elementary and high school employees and seniors. He also served for ten years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fremont Life Insurance Company prior to its acquisition by Americo Life, Inc. Prior to joining Fremont Life Insurance Company, Mr. Anderson served as Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Physicians and Surgeons Underwriting Corporation, an insurance reciprocal management company for Physicians and Surgeons Insurance Exchange, a medical malpractice program for the western United States, and as President, founder and chief executive officer of Hospital Insurance Services, a management company for hospital, medical professional and general liability programs in California. Prior to forming Hospital Insurance Services, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for the property and casualty businesses of The National American Insurance Company. He has been a member of the board of directors of Baldwin Builders, LLC, a privately held residential home builder in Orange County, California. Mr. Anderson has a BS degree in business from Fort Hays Kansas State University and has participated in the IBM Executive Management program.

Sarah Anderson

Ms. Sarah J. Anderson has been appointed as Independent Director of American States Water Company. Ms. Anderson retired from Ernst & Young LLP in June 2008 where she served for over 24 years as an assurance and advisory services partner. She served a number of clients, both public and private, across various industries, including utilities, government and service industries. Ms. Anderson served in multiple leadership positions at Ernst & Young LLP, including serving as the managing partner of both the company’s Orange County and Riverside offices. Ms. Anderson has a BS degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Northeastern University. She has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant since 1979 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Anderson has been appointed to the California Board of Accountancy for two four year terms ending in 2014 and has served as president and vice president of the board. She has also served as the chair of the board’s Committee of Professional Practice and on the Ethics Education and Licensing Frequency task force, chair of the Committee on Professional Practice and chair of the Legislative Committee. Ms. Anderson has also been a member of the Accountancy Licensee Database committee and the Uniform Accountancy Act committee for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Ms. Anderson has been on the Board of Managers of Kaiser Ventures, LLC and has served as the chair of its audit committee since February 2011. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the audit committee of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company. She was appointed to the audit committee of the Orange County Community Foundation in February 2012 and has served as a member of the Audit Committee Roundtable of Orange County since 2008.

Diana Bonta

Dr. Diana M. Bonta is Independent Director of American States Water Company. She also served as a member of the strategy and corporate development committee until it was dissolved in October 2011. She has served as a director since 2007. Dr. Bontá has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The California Wellness Foundation, a private independent foundation with a mission to improve the health of the people in California, by making grants, providing wellness education and preventing disease, since January 2012. From 2004 to January 2012, Dr. Bontá served as the Vice President of Public Affairs of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Southern California Region where she was responsible for setting the Region’s public policy agenda and providing leadership and oversight of public affairs programs and support for Kaiser Permanente’s external communications and reputation management. She previously served as the first Latina director of the California Department of Health Services from 1999 to 2004. Prior to serving as director of the California Department of Health Services, Dr. Bontá served as director of the Department of Health and Human Services of the City of Long Beach, California. Dr. Bontá holds doctorate and master degrees in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds an appointment as an adjunct professor at UCLA’s School of Public Health since 1999, and is a registered nurse. Dr. Bontá was appointed by California Governor Davis and again by Governor Schwarzenegger to the board of trustees of the Health Professions Education Foundation. She is a trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Archstone Foundation.

John Fielder

Mr. John R. Fielder is Independent Director of American States Water Company. Mr. Fielder is retired. He was President of Southern California Edison Company from October 2005 until his retirement on December 31, 2010. As President, he was responsible for operations support, customer service, information technology, environmental affairs, state regulatory and public affairs and employee relations. Prior to his position as President of Southern California Edison Company, Mr. Fielder held various leadership positions at the Company, including Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for 14 years and Vice President of Information Services. Mr. Fielder has served on a number of not-for-profit boards during his career and currently serves as the chair of the audit committee of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and as a board member of the Long Beach Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation, which supports an historic property and museum in Long Beach, California. He also served a two year term as chair of the board of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific which expired in February 2013. He also currently serves as a member of the Energy Efficiency Institute Global Advisory Committee for the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has also served on various industry association boards during his career. Mr. Fielder has a BA degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a law degree from Pepperdine School of Law.

Anne Holloway

Ms. Anne M. Holloway is Independent Director of American States Water Co. Ms. Holloway is retired. She was a partner in Navigant Consulting, Inc., a provider of financial and strategic consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, governments and governmental agencies from 1999 to 2000. She served as President of Resolution Credit Services Corp., a subsidiary of Xerox Financial Services, from 1992 to 1998 where she was responsible for, among other things, the resolution of financial guarantees on troubled tax-exempt bonds, the restructuring of debt and negotiation with the Resolution Trust Corporation. She also served as chief operating officer of International Insurance Company, another company in the Resolution Group, where she was responsible for operations, human resources and technology. Prior to joining the Resolution Group, Ms. Holloway held various management positions with Shawmut National Corporation, a financial services company. Ms. Holloway holds a BA degree from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and an MBA from Boston University. She has also participated in the Harvard Business School Executive Management program.

Robert Kathol

Mr. Robert F. Kathol is Independent Director of American States Water Company. Since 2001, Mr. Kathol has been Executive Vice President of Smith Hayes Financial Services Corporation, an investment banking firm in Omaha, Nebraska which provides investment management advice to individuals, trusts, endowment funds and retirement portfolios. Prior to the acquisition of the private client services division of Kirkpatrick, Pettis, Smith, Polian, Inc. by Smith Hayes Financial Services Corporation, Mr. Kathol worked for 30 years for Kirkpatrick Pettis in a variety of managerial and operational positions. His responsibilities included financial analysis and evaluation of financial statements, valuation projects and reporting and due diligence assignments in connection with public and private debt and equity financings for utilities, banks and other enterprises and for tax-exempt issuers. Prior to joining Kirkpatrick Pettis, Mr. Kathol worked as an audit manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. for utility, insurance and other for-profit small and medium-sized businesses. Mr. Kathol has a BSBA degree in accounting from Creighton University.Mr. Kathol was a member of the advisory board of G.P. Investments, Inc., a private investment company. He also served on the board of trustees and the audit, finance/investment and executive committees of Mount Marty College, a non-profit entity and as a member of the board and audit and finance committees of the Nebraska Community Foundation, a community endowment development entity.

Gary King

Mr. Gary F. King is Independent Director of American States Water Company. Mr. King retired as a senior audit partner of Deloitte & Touché LLP in 2005 after 34 years of service with the firm. During his career, he served as the lead client service partner on several of Deloitte’s publicly-held audit clients in the defense, technology and utility industries. He was designated as an industry experienced by Deloitte & Touché in public utilities, real estate, aerospace and defense, telecommunications and information technology and as a mergers and acquisitions specialist. Mr. King has a BBA degree and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. King has served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross (Los Angeles Chapter) and Foothill Family Service. He has also served on the finance committee of the American Red Cross (Los Angeles Chapter), the finance committee of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and the Allocations Committee of the United Way of Los Angeles.

James McNulty

Mr. James F. McNulty is Independent Director of American States Water Company. Mr. McNulty is retired. He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Parsons Corporation, an international engineering, construction and technical and management services firm whose customers include the U.S. government. He retired from Parsons Corporation in 2008, but continued to retain his position as a director on the board of Parsons Corporation until 2011. He is also a director of American Reprographics Company, a publicly traded printing company. Prior to joining Parsons Corporation in 1988, Mr. McNulty had a 24-year career in the Army in a variety of training, troop, research and development and project management assignments, including work as a research associate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Deputy Director of the Office of Military Application for the U.S. Department of Energy, Systems Manager for the deployment of the Pershing II missile system and program manager for the ground-based laser system for the strategic defense initiative. He retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1988. Mr. McNulty has a BS degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and master degrees from Ohio State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Mr. McNulty is a trustee of the Linsly School, his high school alma mater in Wheeling, West Virginia, and is a past member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the California Science Center, the Los Angeles Sports Council and the board of trustees of Pomona College. He is a former chairman of Town Hall, Los Angeles.

Janice Wilkins

Ms. Janice F. Wilkins is Independent Director of American States Water Company. Ms. Wilkins retired as Vice President of Finance and the Director of Internal Audit for Intel Corporation in June 2010 where she had been responsible for Intel’s global internal audit, investigative and ethics and compliance operations staffs since 1995. During her 29-year career with Intel Corporation, she held a number of operational and corporate finance controllership, management and executive positions, and managed the Human Resource organization responsible for US compensation and benefits. Prior to joining Intel Corporation, she held various finance positions with public and private companies in the electronic, oil and gas, mineral, shipping, banking and real estate industries. In 2001, Ms. Wilkins was recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the top-ranking African American women in corporate America. Ms. Wilkins holds a BS degree in Accounting from Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. She has been a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Financial Executives International. Ms. Wilkins is a member of the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University, where she is a member of the Audit and Investment Committees. She also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Xavier University, in New Orleans, where she chairs the Business Affairs Committee and the Sub-Committee on Investments and Banking Relationships. Ms. Wilkins has also served on the Executive Committee, the Building and Grounds Committee, the Academic and Faculty Affairs Committee, the Student Affairs Committee and the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees of Xavier University.

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