Daniel F. Cole
Ameren Services Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer
Daniel F. Cole on May 1, 2009, became chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ameren Services, an Ameren subsidiary providing administrative and technical support services to Ameren and its operating companies, subsidiaries and affiliates. In this position, he directs a range of key business and corporate services, including human resources, information technology, purchasing, environmental services and corporate communications.
A Missouri native, Cole holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Cole joined Union Electric, now known as Ameren Missouri, in 1976 as an engineer at the Callaway Energy Center, where he progressed to supervising engineer before transferring to Rate Engineering in 1985. He became a member of the Corporate Planning staff in 1988 and served as manager of Resource Planning from 1993 to 1997. He was named vice president of the Corporate Planning function in 1998 and senior vice president of Ameren Corporation in 1999. He also served as president of Ameren Energy Resources, Ameren's merchant generating and marketing subsidiary and Ameren Energy, the company's non-rate-regulated power trading organization (now acquired by an affiliate of Dynegy). With this experience, Cole brings a broad perspective to energy and environmental issues in the electricity sector.
Cole is a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Management, and currently serves on the board of directors of Electric Energy, Inc., an independent generating company located in Joppa, Ill. He represents Ameren on the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri and Illinois.
Cole is also active and has served as president of several non-profit organizations in Missouri and currently serves on the board of directors of the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation and the Missouri History Museum.