Patrick E. Smith Sr.
Ameren Missouri Vice President Division Operations
In July 2017, Patrick E. Smith Sr. was promoted to vice president, Division Operations. In this position, he directs personnel responsible for design, construction, and maintenance of Ameren Missouri's electric energy distribution systems. Smith also has responsibility for Ameren Missouri's Fleet Operations, Business and Community Relations, in addition to leading strategy execution for Ameren Missouri's Customer Operations.
Smith's career with Ameren spans nearly three decades. He joined Union Electric, now Ameren Illinois, in 1985 as a meter reader in the East St. Louis, IL office. Since then, he has worked as a journeyman lineman, supervisor of Electrical Operations, strategic analyst, and superintendent of Operations in Ameren Missouri.
Smith, the son of John (Deceased) and Dionne Smith, is a native of East St. Louis and he holds a BS degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and an Executive MBA from Washington University. He is active in the community and passionate about youth sports. Smith has coached basketball for 23 years, including nine years with the 3-time national champion Southwestern Illinois Jets. He sits on several boards and committees including the United Way, Youth In Need, The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer committee.