People: TransAlta Corp (TA.TO)
Ambassador The Honourable Gordon D. Giffin serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of TransAlta Corporation. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Giffin served as the United States Ambassador to Canada with responsibility for managing Canada/U.S. bilateral relations, including energy and environmental policy. Prior to this appointment, he practised law for 18 years as a senior partner in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. His practice focused on energy regulatory work at the state and federal levels. Prior to that, he served as Chief Counsel and Legislative Director to United States Senator Sam Nunn, with responsibility for the legal and legislative operations of the office. In 2001, Mr. Giffin returned to private practice where he specializes in state and federal regulatory matters, including those related to trade, energy and trans-border commerce. Mr. Giffin holds a bachelor of arts from Duke University (Durham, NC) and a juris doctorate from Emory University School of Law (Atlanta, GA).
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