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Warner L. Baxter

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ameren Corporation
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 2019 revenues of approximately $6 billion.

During his nearly 25-year tenure at Ameren, Baxter has 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 executive committee of Edison Electric Institute (currently Vice Chair). He serves on the board of the Electric Power Research Institute (past Chairman of the Board), as well as the management committee of The Edison Foundation's Institute for Electric Innovation. Baxter also serves on the board of directors of US Bancorp and BJC HealthCare.

In addition, Baxter is Chairman of Civic Progress St. Louis and is a director for Alliance STL. In addition, he is actively involved with several charitable organizations, including as board member for Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis (past Chairman of the Board); council member of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer National Board; past Chair and current council member of the St. Louis Chapter of CEOs Against Cancer of Missouri; and board member for The Muny.

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

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