The Board of Directors steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure Southwest Generation has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Henry Fayne Chairman
During his thirty-year career at American Electric Power, an electric utility company serving 5 million customers in eleven states, Mr. Fayne held senior positions on both the financial and operating side of the business. As Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President - Financial Services, he was responsible for financial planning and budgeting, risk management, internal audits, accounting and treasury functions. In 2001, he became Executive Vice President - Energy Services, responsible for transmission, distribution and customer service for the AEP System. He retired at the end of 2004.
Mr. Fayne is a director of MYR Group Inc, a leading electrical infrastructure specialty contractor, and Murray Energy Corporation, a privately held coal mining company. He is also a director of Directions of Youth and Families, a non-profit organization serving children at risk in Franklin County, Ohio.
Mr. Fayne has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Columbia College of Columbia University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Peña spent his career (1971-2004) with American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. He served as Senior Vice President - Financial Policy from 2003 until 2004 and was Treasurer of AEP and its subsidiary companies, including AEP Service Corp., from 1995 until 2003.
Prior to being Treasurer, Mr. Peña had been promoted to Vice President - Financial in 1989, was elected assistant Vice President - Banking and Security Analyst Relations in 1982 and served as Assistant to the President in 1979. Mr. Peña joined the company in 1971 as a controllership staff analyst.
Mr. Peña immigrated to the United States with his family from Cuba in 1961. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami in Florida in 1966 and a Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. In addition, he completed the AEP Management Development Program at the University of Michigan.
Andrew Kapp is a Managing Director with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, responsible for sourcing, execution and management of private infrastructure equity investments. Andrew also serves on the board of Novatus Energy. Andrew joined J.P. Morgan in 2014 from ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC where he was a Vice President responsible for the origination, execution and management of private equity investments across the power and energy industries. During his seven years with ArcLight, Andrew led and collaborated on the origination, execution, financing, management and sale of equity investments in conventional and renewable power generation as well as oil and gas infrastructure and service businesses. Prior to ArcLight, Andrew was with Citi’s Asset Finance and Infrastructure and Energy Finance groups, structuring and executing on infrastructure asset and project financing worldwide. Andrew graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
John Foster President & CEO
John Foster has held executive positions at leading IPP companies over the last 20 years. Getting his start in the industry as a lawyer at Dickstein Shapiro, Foster joined J Makowski Company as General Counsel in 1993. When Makowski transformed into InterGen in the mid 90s, Foster became Senior Vice President in charge of Latin American development and operations, leading the development, financing, construction and commercial operations of over 2500 MWs in Mexico. In 2006, Foster became Executive Vice President at Competitive Power Ventures focusing on natural gas and wind businesses in the United States, including the 800 MW Sentinel facility in Palm Springs, CA. Before becoming CEO at Southwest Gen, Foster served as interim CFO.
Mr. Foster has an undergraduate degree from Carleton College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.