Maureen A. Borkowski
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ameren Transmission Company
Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois
Maureen A. Borkowski is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ameren Transmission Company (ATX) - a subsidiary dedicated to electric and gas transmission infrastructure investment. In addition to leading the development of new transmission, she is also responsible for the operations, planning and policymaking of Ameren's system of more than 7,500 circuit miles of high-voltage transmission lines in Illinois and Missouri.
Borkowski has led Ameren's transmission function since 2005 as vice president, Transmission, becoming the first female officer to direct an operational and technical area in the company's history. She has more than 25 years experience in the utility industry, beginning her career in 1981 as an engineer at Union Electric Company, now Ameren Missouri. During her years at the company, her responsibilities included transmission policy and tariff administration; power marketing; retail access policy and implementation; sales and demand forecasting; and demand-side planning. Before re-joining Ameren in 2005, Borkowski was president of Borkowski Enterprises, Inc., an energy consulting firm.
Borkowski is a member of the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) CEO Business Continuity Task Force, EEI Energy Delivery Public Policy Executive Advisory Committee (EAC) and the EEI Reliability EAC. She has represented the EEI member companies as the investor-owned utility representative on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Members Representative Committee. She recently served as chairman of the SERC Reliability Corporation’s Board of Directors - a nonprofit corporation responsible for promoting and improving the reliability, adequacy and critical infrastructure of the bulk power supply systems in all or portions of 16 central and southeastern states and as a board member of the North American Transmission Forum.
Borkowski graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. She was recognized by Diversity Journal as one of the 2013 Women Worth Watching. She was named one of the Most Influential Business Women by the St. Louis Business Journal and a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. She has been involved as a volunteer for various charitable organizations and serves as a member of the boards of St. Patrick's Center and The Magic House. Borkowski is also a graduate of the Focus St. Louis Leadership program.