Eisenhower Fellowships is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Moehn as a 2009 St. Louis Eisenhower Fellow. Mr. Moehn will explore approaches to efficient energy generation, and examine how private and public investments are being leveraged to address a growing demand for electricity in the face of ever-increasing climate change risks in Argentina and Chile. As Senior Vice President for corporate planning and business risk management for Ameren Corporation, Moehn is responsible for all aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, resource planning, strategic planning, business risk management, and corporate oversight of major projects. He will join an impressive international network of Eisenhower Fellows including Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, and Al Mitchell, Vice President & General Auditor for the Monsanto Company from the St. Louis area.
Mr. Moehn, a graduate of St. Louis University and Washington University of St. Louis, oversees programs in the areas of climate change and energy efficiency for Ameren. He also manages the resource planning initiative, which serves as a long-term planning vehicle for large-scale generation investments, ranging from renewable resources to additional coal-fired generation and new nuclear.
Mr. Moehn was selected after a competitive interview and selection process by the Eisenhower Fellowships Selection Committee which is composed of leaders in the St. Louis Community including John McDonnell, and Chancellor Mark Wrighton of Washington University in St. Louis. In recommending him, Ameren Corporation Chairman Gary L. Rainwater says he considered Mr. Moehn's strong expertise on energy issues. "As Ameren's chief strategist, Michael also brings a wealth of planning and financial experience to this great opportunity," Rainwater said. "Through his travels in South America, he will gain a deeper understanding of how industry and government can work together on policy initiatives and will offer a U.S. and distinctly Midwestern perspective on a range of energy issues --- providing a deeper understanding to all of us."
As an Eisenhower Fellow, Mr. Moehn will travel on an intensive 4 week individualized professional program to Argentina and Chile where his perspectives and contacts will be enriched through professional meetings with national government officials, university researchers, policy experts, and business owners in the field of renewable energy and sustainability.
Eisenhower Fellowships is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization seeking to foster international understanding and leadership through the exchange of information, ideas, and perspectives among emerging leaders throughout the world. Established in 1953 as a birthday tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the organization has sponsored more than 1700 Fellows from 108 countries. The chairman of Eisenhower Fellowships is General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired); former President George H.W. Bush is honorary chairman.
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