President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at American Water Works Company, Inc.
Susan Story has served as non-executive director of our company since 2008. Ms. Story is President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director, of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility, serving over 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. Prior to her CEO role, which she assumed in May 2013, she served as Chief Financial Officer for the corporation. Prior to her move to AWK, she spent 31 years at Southern Company (NYSE: SO), serving as Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Services, Inc. and Executive Vice President of Southern from January 2011-March 2013; President and Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Power Company, Inc. from April 2003-December 2010; Executive Vice President, Engineering and Construction, Southern Company 2001-2003, while concurrently serving as Senior Vice President of Southern Power Company 2002-2003. Ms. Story has served as a director of Dominion Energy, Inc. since January 2017, where she is also a member of the Finance and Risk Oversight Committee. She currently serves on the boards of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. She is past chair of both the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Council of 100. Ms. Story is past vice-chair of Enterprise Florida (the state's economic development organization) and was a member of the Florida Board of Education. She previously served on the boards of the Bipartisan Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., the Alliance to Save Energy, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She was also appointed to the statutorily-required Tax and Budget Reform Commission of Florida, serving as chair of the Finance Committee of that Commission, which was tasked with evaluating the revenue and spending structure for Florida.Ms. Story's leadership as CEO of a $16+ billion publicly traded company, her nine-year tenure as CEO of an electric utility, her experience as Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company, and her resulting exposure to national economic challenges and state regulatory and legislative issues, provide her with in-depth experience with the following challenges faced by our Company: dealing with regulators; managing complex organizations; addressing the impact of technological advances on daily operations; overseeing cyber security protocols; dealing with a changing workforce population and mitigating rising employee healthcare costs. With an engineering undergraduate degree, an advanced degree in business administration and coursework in finance, she brings a diversified educational background to the issues faced by our Board.
Source: Raymond James Financial, Inc. on 01/17/2019
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