People: Cleco Corp (CNL.N)

CNL.N on New York Stock Exchange

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11 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Patrick Garrett

70 Independent Chairman of the Board

Darren Olagues

43 2013 President

Bruce Williamson

54 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Miller

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Wade Hoefling

58 2008 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Director – Regulatory Compliance

Judy Miller

56 2013 Senior Vice President - Corporate Services & Information Technology

Terry Taylor

59 2011 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Charles Mannix

55 2013 Vice President - Tax, Treasurer

Anthony Bunting

54 2012 Vice President - Transmission & Distribution Operations of Cleco Power

Keith Crump

52 2012 Senior Vice President - Commercial Operations of Cleco Power

William Fontenot

51 2012 Senior Vice President - Utility Operations of Cleco Power

Robert LaBorde

46 2012 Vice President - Generation Operations of Cleco Power

Julia Callis

45 2011 Corporate Secretary, Associate General Counsel

Vicky Bailey

61 2013 Independent Director

Elton King

67 1999 Independent Director

Logan Kruger

63 2008 Independent Director

William Marks

70 2001 Independent Director

Peter Scott

64 2009 Independent Director

Shelley Stewart

59 2010 Independent Director

William Walker

68 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. Patrick Garrett

Mr. J. Patrick Garrett is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Cleco Corp. Mr. Garrett is retired, was employed by Windsor Food Company Ltd. (“Windsor Food”), a privately held company engaged in the food processing business, where he served as president and CEO from 1995 until 1999. He is director of Cleco in 1981. Mr. Garrett is chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the Nominating/Governance Committee. He also presides over executive sessions of non-management directors. Mr. Garrett received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1968. He practiced law with the firm of Baker Botts L.L.P. for 25 years, specializing in corporate law. Mr. Garrett had a special interest in corporate governance as a member of the Corporate Laws committee which has responsibility for promulgation of and revisions to the Model Business Corporation Act, and he served as chairman of the State Bar of Texas committee which recommends legislative revisions to Texas business organization statutes.

Darren Olagues

Mr. Darren J. Olagues is promoted as President of Cleco Corp. He has been serving as CFO of the Company and Cleco Power since May 2009 including Treasurer from November 2011 until July 2012. Prior to becoming CFO, Mr. Olagues served as Senior Vice President of Cleco Midstream Resources LLC, the Company’s competitive wholesale generation business, from July 2007 until May 2009.

Bruce Williamson

Mr. Bruce A. Williamson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cleco Corp. Prior to joining Cleco, Mr. Williamson was chairman, president and CEO of Dynegy, Inc. (“Dynegy”) from 2004 until 2011, and was president and CEO of Dynegy from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Williamson is a director of Cleco in July 2011. Mr. Williamson serves as a member of the board of directors for Questar Corporation and is on the University of Houston Dean’s Advisory Board. Mr. Williamson earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston in 1995. He has held positions of responsibility in finance and corporate development. Mr. Williamson’s 30+ years of broad energy industry and financial experience position him well to serve as a member of the board of directors and as the Company’s president and CEO.

Thomas Miller

Mr. Thomas R. Miller has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Cleco Corp., with effect from August 3, 2013. He has been serving as the Vice President - Treasurer of the Company and Cleco Power since July 2012. Prior to becoming Vice President - Treasurer, Mr. Miller served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Solar Trust of America LLC from November 2010 until July 2012. Mr. Miller served as Vice President, Treasury, of Exelon Corporation from June 2002 until August 2010.

Wade Hoefling

Mr. Wade A. Hoefling is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Director – Regulatory Compliance of Cleco Corp., since April 2008. He was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Director - Regulatory Compliance and Assistant Corporate Secretary from January 2007 to April 2008.

Judy Miller

Ms. Judy P. Miller has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Corporate Services & Information Technology of Cleco Corp., with effect from August 3, 2013. She was Corporate Secretary from January 2004 to November 2011.

Terry Taylor

Ms. Terry L. Taylor is Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Cleco Corporation, since November 12, 2011. Ms. Taylor has served as Assistant Controller from August 2006 to November 2011; Director of Accounting Services and Affiliate Compliance from January 2004 to August 2006.

Charles Mannix

Mr. Charles A. Mannix has been appointed as Vice President - Tax, Treasurer of Cleco Corp., with effect from August 3, 2013. He also served as Vice President - Tax, Treasurer of Cleco Power since March 2008; Manager of Income Taxes, Treasurer of Energy Risk Assurance Co., Ameren Corporation from October 2004 to March 2008.

Anthony Bunting

Mr. Anthony L. Bunting is Vice President - Transmission & Distribution Operations of Cleco Power, subsidiary of Cleco Corporation since October 2012. He served as Vice President - Customer Services and Energy Delivery from October 2004 to October 2012.

Keith Crump

Mr. Keith D. Crump is Senior Vice President - Commercial Operations of Cleco Power, subsidiary of Cleco Corp., since March 17, 2012. He served as Group Vice President from March 2010 to March 2012; Vice President - Regulatory, Retail Operations and Resource Planning from March 2007 to March 2010.

William Fontenot

Mr. William G. Fontenot is Senior Vice President - Utility Operations of Cleco Power, subsidiary of Cleco Corp., since March 17, 2012. He served as Group Vice President from March 2010 to March 2012; Vice President - Regulated Generation Development from July 2005 to March 2010.

Robert LaBorde

Mr. Robert R. LaBorde Jr., is Vice President - Generation Operations of Cleco Power, subsidiary of Cleco Corp., since November 2012. He served as Vice President - Strategic Planning, Development and Environmental Policy of Cleco Corporation from November 2011 to November 2012; General Manager - Environmental Services from August 2006 to November 2011.

Julia Callis

Ms. Julia E. Callis is Corporate Secretary, Associate General Counsel of Cleco Corp., since November 12, 2011. She was Senior Attorney from August 2007 to November 2011; Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP from 2004 to 2007.

Vicky Bailey

Ms. Vicky A. Bailey has been appointed as Independent Director of Cleco Corp., effective June 13, 2013. Ms. Bailey is the president of Anderson Stratton International, LLC, a strategic consulting and government relations company in Washington, D.C., where she has served as President since November 2005. She was a partner with Johnston & Associates, LLC, a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., from March 2004 through October 2005. Prior to joining Johnston & Associates, LLC, Ms. Bailey served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy and International Affairs from 2001 through February 2004. From 2000 until May 2001, she was President and a director of PSI Energy, Inc., an Indiana electric utility subsidiary of Cinergy Corp. Ms. Bailey served on the Board of Trustees of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation from 2010 until February 2013 and was a Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1993 to 2000. Ms. Bailey is currently serving as a director of EQT Corporation, an integrated energy company and Cheniere Energy, Inc., a company primarily engaged in the liquefied natural gas-related businesses. She also serves as a director of Battelle Memorial Institute, a non-profit research and development organization that serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. She received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Purdue University.

Elton King

Mr. Elton R. King is an Independent Director of Cleco Corp. Mr. King is is retired, was employed as president and CEO of Visual Networks, Inc., a company engaged in providing application performance and network management solutions, from June 2001 until August 2002 and also served as a member of its board of directors during that time. Mr. King retired from BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. (“BellSouth”) in 1999, serving most recently as the president of its network and carrier services group. He served as a director of Hibernia Corporation and Hibernia National Bank until November 2005. Mr. King is director of Cleco in 1999. He is a member of the Finance and Nominating/Governance Committees. Mr. King joined BellSouth in 1968 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in electrical engineering. During his 31-year career with BellSouth, Mr. King served in various leadership positions in company operations in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. While serving as BellSouth’s Louisiana state president, Mr. King played a role in the economic development of the New Orleans area. He led the effort to create the MetroVision Economic Development Partnership, which promotes economic growth in nine southeastern Louisiana parishes.

Logan Kruger

Mr. Logan W. Kruger is an Independent Director of Cleco Corp. He has served as the president and chief executive officer (“CEO”) of SUN Gold Limited, a privately-held company based in the Channel Islands, since March 2012. SUN Gold Limited is engaged as an entity for discovery, development and conversion of natural resources outside the United States. Mr. Kruger served as the president, CEO and a director of Century Aluminum Company (“Century”), a publicly held company owning primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland, from December 2005 until November 2011. Prior to that time, Mr. Kruger was employed by Inco Limited, a publicly held company engaged in the mining, processing and marketing of nickel and nickel-related products, where he served as executive vice president of technical services from September 2003 until September 2005 and as president, Inco Asia Pacific from September 2005 until November 2005.

William Marks

Mr. William L. Marks is an Independent Director of Cleco Corp. He is retired, was CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Whitney Holding Corporation (“Whitney”), a bank holding company engaged in commercial, retail and international banking services, as well as brokerage, investment, trust and mortgage services, and Whitney National Bank for five years before retiring in March 2008. Mr. Marks is a director of Cleco in 2001. He is chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. He has served as a director of Adtran, Inc. (“Adtran”), a global provider of networking and communications equipment, since 1993. Mr. Marks is a member of Adtran’s audit committee. He serves as a Life Trustee of Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Mr. Marks spent 40 years in the banking business where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including his position as CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Whitney. Mr. Marks oversaw the implementation of Whitney’s compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Peter Scott

Mr. Peter M. Scott is an Independent Director of Cleco Corp. Mr. Scott is retired, was employed by Progress Energy, Inc., a publicly held utility company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer (“CFO”) from 2000 to 2008. He also served as president and chief executive officer of Progress Energy Service Company, LLC from 2004 until September 1, 2008. Mr. Scott became a director of Cleco in 2009. He is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Scott received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977. During his career with Progress Energy, Mr. Scott’s focus was on finance, accounting, risk management, human resources and corporate governance. He has served on the audit and finance committees of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, and he currently serves as both chairman of the audit committee and vice chairman of the Board of Governors at Research Triangle Institute International. He is also a member of the board of directors of Duke Realty Corporation, where he serves on the audit and finance committees.

Shelley Stewart

Mr. Shelley Stewart Jr., is an Independent Director of Cleco Corp. He has served as vice president – sourcing & logistics and chief procurement officer for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company since June 2012. From 2003 to 2012, he was senior vice president, operational excellence & chief procurement officer of Tyco International Limited (“Tyco”), a publicly held company headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Stewart served as vice president of Tyco’s supply chain management from 2003 until 2006. Prior to joining Tyco, he was senior vice president of supply chain for Invensys PLC, a global technology group, from 2001 until 2003. Mr. Stewart is director of Cleco in April 2010. He is a member of the Audit and Nominating/Governance Committees. Mr. Stewart received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Haven in 1990. Throughout his career, Mr. Stewart has held positions of increasing responsibility, including senior-level supply chain and operational duties with industrial companies. He formerly served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Supply Management, the world’s supply management association.

William Walker

Mr. William H. Walker Jr., is an Independent Director of Cleco Corp. Mr. Walker is retired, was the president and a director of Howard Weil, Inc. (“Howard Weil”), an investment banking firm, for more than five years before retiring in 2005. Mr. Walker is director of Cleco in 1996. He is chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Finance and Nominating/Governance Committees. Mr. Walker is a 1967 graduate of Mississippi State University. He has a variety of experience, including a background in sales and systems engineering with International Business Machines Corporation, as well as service in the United States Army, where he was an officer in the Adjutant General’s Corps and a teacher at the Army War College. Mr. Walker began his career in the securities business in New York in 1972. He has since been in many aspects of the securities business, including sales, trading, research and investment banking with respect to both debt- and equity-related instruments. Mr. Walker joined Howard Weil in 1976 and was named president in 1990.
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