People: American States Water Co (AWR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lloyd Ross

74 1999 Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Sprowls

57 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eva Tang

59 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary, Treasurer; CFO, SVP - Fin., Secretary of Golden State Water Co.

James Cotton

41 2014 Senior Vice President and Procurement Officer of American States Utility Services, Inc.

Gladys Farrow

50 2008 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of Golden State Water Company

James Gallagher

60 2007 Vice President - Management Services of American States Utility Services, Inc.

William Gedney

60 2007 Vice President - Asset Management of Golden State Water Company

Granville Hodges

55 2007 Vice President - Operations of American States Utility Services, Inc.

Denise Kruger

51 2008 Senior Vice President - Regulated Utilities of Golden State Water Company

Patrick Scanlon

57 2008 Vice President - Water Operations of Golden State Water Company

Bryan Switzer

58 2004 Vice President - Regulatory Affairs of Golden State Water Company

James Anderson

71 1997 Independent Director

Sarah Anderson

64 2012 Independent Director

Diana Bonta

64 2007 Independent Director

John Fielder

69 2013 Independent Director

Anne Holloway

62 1998 Independent Director

James McNulty

72 2010 Independent Director

Janice Wilkins

70 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. 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. Prior to joining American States Water Company, Mr. Sprowls spent 21 years at CILCORP Inc., or CILCORP, a public utility holding company whose largest subsidiary, Central Illinois Light Company, served approximately 250,000 gas and electric utility customers. 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 BA degree in economics and business administration from Knox College in Illinois and a master in business administration from Bradley University, also in Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) 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.

James Cotton

Mr. James C. Cotton, III, is Senior Vice President and Procurement Officer of American States Utility Services, Inc., a subsidiary Company of American States Water Company. Mr. Cotton joined ASUS in June 2008 as Director of Contracts. He was promoted to Vice President of Contracts in November 2012. Prior to joining ASUS, he had a 15 year career with the U.S. Department of Defense including service as (i) Deputy Commander, Defense Energy Support Center - Europe (Europe, Africa, Northern Iraq) in direct support of Iraqi Operations and the Global War on Terror, (ii) Deputy Director of Bulk Supplier Operations, Petroleum and Energy (U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa), (iii) Director of Iraqi Operations (Baghdad) in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and (iv) Director of Utilities Privatization.

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.

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.

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, 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 2008 where she served for 24 years, 21 years of which she served as an 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 is also a member of the University of California, Irvine CEO Roundtable and is a member of the Roundtable’s steering committee. She is on the board and has been a member of the finance committee of the Pacific Symphony since 2001 and has served as the chair of this committee from 2006 until 2009. She served as chair of the board of the Pacific Symphony from 2009 to 2013. Ms. Anderson has a BS degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Northeastern University. She has been licensed as a California 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.

Diana Bonta

Dr. Diana M. Bonta is Independent Director of American States Water Company. Previously, Dr. Bontá was 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 from January 2012 until June 2013. 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.

John Fielder

Mr. John R. Fielder is Independent Director of American States Water Company. Mr. Fielder is retired. 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. Mr. Fielder has served on a number of not-for-profit boards during his career and currently serves as a board member of the Long Beach Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation, which supports a 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 in 2011 and 2012 and a term as the chair of the audit committee of the Aquarium in 2013 and 2014. He 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. 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 successful resolution of financial guarantees on troubled tax-exempt bonds, the restructuring of debt and the 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.

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 May 2008, but continued to serve as Chairman of the Board until November 2008. He retained his position as a director on the board of Parsons Corporation until 2011. He is also a director of ARC Document Solutions, a publicly-traded document management 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.

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 was responsible for global internal audit and investigations, and ethics and compliance operations staffs since 1995. During her 29-year career with Intel Corporation, she held various operational and corporate finance controllership, management and executive positions and managed the human resource organization responsible for compensation and benefits in the U.S.In 2001, Ms. Wilkins was recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the top-ranking African American women in corporate America. In 2004, she was named Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year by the Gamma Nu Chapter of Iota Lambda Sorority, with recognition from the U.S. Senator from California, the Mayor of San Francisco and a California State Senator. 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. She has also been involved in professional organizations such as the Conference Board, the Audit Director Roundtable, the Compliance and Ethics Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board, the General Auditors’ Council of Manufacturers’ Alliance and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

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