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Warner L. Baxter

Warner Baxter 
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ameren Corporation


Warner Baxter is chairman, president and chief executive officer of
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation, parent company of rate-regulated energy companies that serve more than 2.4 million electric and 900,000 natural gas customers in Illinois and Missouri. The company, which also develops regional electric transmission projects, had 2015 revenues in excess of $6 billion.

During his more than 20-year tenure at Ameren, Baxter has also served in a variety of leadership roles, including chief financial officer and president of Ameren Missouri.

Before joining Ameren in 1995, Baxter served as senior manager in PricewaterhouseCooper’s LLP national office in New York City, serving as one of the firm’s liaisons with the major accounting standard setting bodies in the United States. From 1983 to 1993, Baxter worked in the firm’s St. Louis office, where he provided auditing and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries, including the energy industry.

Baxter earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and has made meaningful and long-lasting contributions to higher education through his involvement with the University of Missouri System. He is a member of the University of Missouri–St. Louis Chancellors Council and serves on the University of Missouri 100 Board.

Today, Baxter sits on several industry boards including the Edison Electric Institute; he serves as vice chair for the Electric Power Research Institute and serves on the management committee of The Edison Foundation's Institute for Electric Innovation. He is board chair of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and sits on the executive committee of Civic Progress St. Louis. Baxter also serves on the board of U.S. Bancorp. Additional boards he serves include Barnes Jewish Hospital and The Muny.

He also is actively involved with several charitable organizations, including serving as council member of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer National Board and as chair of the St. Louis Chapter of CEOs Against Cancer of Missouri.

A native of St. Louis, Warner and his wife, Cindy, have four children.
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