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.