Warren Wood joined Ameren Missouri as Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs in 2010. In 2014 he was promoted to Vice President, External Affairs and Communications. In this role he oversees communications strategy and execution and state legislative and regulatory policy development and compliance for the Company. He is a registered professional engineer with a background in utility infrastructure design, construction and operation and energy policy development.
In 1987, Warren received a degree in Civil Engineering with honors from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Upon graduation, he was employed by Black & Veatch and worked in the Energy and Environmental divisions of this consulting firm for a little over ten years.
While at Black & Veatch Warren designed a wide range of power generation and water treatment associated facilities, acted as an engineering liaison between design and joint venture partner offices, developed specifications, designed structural elements and mechanical systems, drafted engineering drawings, and wrote customer computer programs to assist in solving many types of engineering problems. His work while at Black & Veatch focused on new and retrofit work on coal, combustion turbine, and nuclear power plant projects.
Warren worked for Questec Engineering in Columbia, Missouri in 1997 and 1998. While at Questec he was a project manager in charge of design, site development and completion of numerous types of engineering projects for industrial, commercial and residential customers.
Warren worked for the Missouri Public Service Commission (“Commission”) for a little over eight years. Initially he was hired as a Regulatory Engineer in the Procurement Analysis Department of the Commission. Warren was later employed as the Natural Gas Department Manager, promoted to the newly created Energy Department Manager position and was later promoted to Utility Operations Division Director. As the Utility Operations Division Director he oversaw the day-to-day activities of the Operations Division, regularly participated in Commission policy development efforts, participated in discussions and gave presentations to stakeholder groups and legislative committees, conducted roundtables and facilitated rulemaking workshops. While at the Commission he participated in several USAID missions focused on energy infrastructure, policy and regulation that took him to Rwanda, Zambia, Serbia and Jamaica.
He was employed by the Missouri Public Utility Alliance in 2007 and later employed as President of the Missouri Energy Development Association (“MEDA”). He left MEDA in 2010 to join Ameren Missouri.
Warren lives on a small farm south of Columbia where his wife grew up. Their small farm includes raised bed gardens, fruit trees, goats and chickens. Warren and his wife Lisa have been married for almost 30 years and have 3 boys, all Eagle Scouts.