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American States Water Co (AWR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lloyd Ross

76 2016 Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director

Robert Sprowls

59 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eva Tang

61 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary, Treasurer

James Cotton

43 2014 Senior Vice President and Procurement Officer of American States Utility Services, Inc.

Gladys Farrow

52 2008 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of Golden State Water Company

James Gallagher

62 2007 Vice President - Management Services of American States Utility Services, Inc.

William Gedney

62 2015 Vice President - Environmental Quality of Golden State Water Company

Granville Hodges

57 2007 Vice President - Operations of American States Utility Services, Inc.

Denise Kruger

53 2008 Senior Vice President - Regulated Utilities of Golden State Water Company

Paul Rowley

52 2016 Vice President - Water Operations of Golden State Water Company

Patrick Scanlon

59 2008 Vice President - Water Operations of Golden State Water Company

Bryan Switzer

60 2004 Vice President - Regulatory Affairs of Golden State Water Company

James Anderson

73 1997 Independent Director

Sarah Anderson

66 2012 Independent Director

Diana Bonta

66 2007 Independent Director

John Fielder

71 2013 Independent Director

Anne Holloway

64 1998 Independent Director

James McNulty

74 2010 Independent Director

Janice Wilkins

72 2011 Independent Director

Janine Zanelli

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Lloyd Ross

Mr. Lloyd Ernest Ross is Chairman of the Board, Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has been the principal of L. Ross Consulting since 2003, which provides construction, development and consulting services. He was managing partner of Intermix, LP, a developer of hotels in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico from 1997 to 2003. From 1976, prior to becoming managing partner of Intermix, LP, Mr. Ross was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SMI Construction, a commercial and industrial general contracting firm in Irvine, California. He served on the board of directors of PacifiCare Health Systems from 1985-2005 and as a member of the audit committee and chair of the compensation committee of PacifiCare Health Systems from 2000-2005. Mr. Ross has served on the board of a number of community organizations. He also volunteers at a food bank in Kalispell, Montana.

Robert Sprowls

Mr. Robert J. Sprowls is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served on the American States Water Company board since May 2009 and the boards of the subsidiary companies since his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company effective January 2009. Mr. Sprowls is a member of ASUS committee and the issuance committee. He also served as a member of the strategy and corporate development committee from January 2009 until it was dissolved in October 2011. Mr. Sprowls is the sole management member of the board of directors. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the company since 2009 and Chief Financial Officer for four years prior to that, Mr. Sprowls has an intimate knowledge of the company and its operations and personnel. He has also been in a leadership role in the water industry having served as President and a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Water Companies, a non-profit organization representing private water companies. He has more than 30 years of experience in business strategy, operations management, corporate finance and business problem-solving for regulated utilities, utility holding companies and highly competitive, non-regulated utility affiliates. Mr. Sprowls is President and Chief Executive Officer of American States Water Company and holds similar titles and responsibilities for the company’s subsidiaries, Golden State Water Company, or GSWC, and American States Utility Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries, or ASUS. He also held similar titles at Chaparral City Water Company until its sale on May 31, 2011. Mr. Sprowls joined American States Water Company in June 2004 as Senior Vice President – Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. He was promoted to Executive Vice President – Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary in January 2008 and became Executive Vice President of the company and its subsidiaries in November 2008.

Eva Tang

Ms. Eva G. Tang is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary, Treasurer of the Company. She was Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for all other subsidiaries of American States Water Company from October 2002 to November 2008.

James Cotton

Mr. James C. Cotton, III is Senior Vice President and Procurement Officer of American States Utility Services, Inc., a subsidiary Company of the Company. He is Senior Vice President and Procurement Officer of American States Utility Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries; Vice President - Contracts of American States Utility Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries from November 2012 to December 2014; Director of Contracts of American States Utility Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries from June 2008 to November 2012.

Gladys Farrow

Ms. Gladys M. Farrow is Vice President - Finance, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of the Company. She was Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for the other subsidiaries of American States Water Company; Controller of Golden State Water Company from March 2003 to November 2008.

James Gallagher

Mr. James B. Gallagher is Vice President - Management Services of American States Utility Services, Inc., a subsidiary Company of the Company. He was Vice President of Customer Service, Region III of Golden State Water Company from April 1997 to October 2007.

William Gedney

Mr. William C. Gedney is Vice President - Environmental Quality of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of the Company. He was Vice President of Water Quality of Golden State Water Company from January 2004 to October 2007.

Granville Hodges

Denise Kruger

Ms. Denise L. Kruger is Senior Vice President - Regulated Utilities of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of the Company. She is also the Senior Vice President–Operations of Golden State Water Company from January 2004 to January 2008.

Paul Rowley

Mr. Paul J. Rowley is Vice President - Water Operations of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of the Company. He is Director of Procurement Services of Golden State Water Company from November 2014; District Manager of Golden State Water Company from March 2007 to November 2014.

Patrick Scanlon

Mr. Patrick Ronald Scanlon is Vice President - Water Operations of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary company of the Company. He is also the Vice President of Customer Service, Region II of Golden State Water Company from October 2002 to January 2008.

Bryan Switzer

Mr. Bryan Keith Switzer is Vice President - Regulatory Affairs of Golden State Water Company, a subsidiary Company of the Company.

James Anderson

Mr. James L. Anderson is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a Senior Vice President of Americo Life, Inc., a privately held life insurance and annuity holding company. He is also a Senior Vice President of several subsidiaries of Americo Life, Inc. engaged in the marketing and underwriting of life and annuity insurance products since 2003. Prior to 2003, he was President of Americo Financial Services, a third-party administrator and marketer of retirement plans for elementary and high school employees and seniors. He also served for ten years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fremont Life Insurance Company prior to its acquisition by Americo Life, Inc. Mr. Anderson has a BS degree in business from Fort Hays Kansas State University.

Sarah Anderson

Ms. Sarah J. Anderson is Independent Director of the Company. She retired from Ernst &Young LLP in 2008 where she served for 24 years, 21 years of which she served as an advisory services partner. She served a number of clients, both public and private, across various industries, including utilities, government and service industries. Ms. Anderson served in multiple leadership positions at Ernst & Young LLP, including serving as the managing partner of both the company’s Orange County and Riverside offices. Ms. Anderson has a BS degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Northeastern University. She has been licensed as a California Certified Public Accountant since 1979 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Anderson served on the California Board of Accountancy from 2006 until 2013 during which she served on the legislative and professional practice committees. She also served as chair of the Board in 2011. Ms. Anderson has also been a member of the Accountancy Licensee Database Committee and the Uniform Accountancy Act Committee for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Ms. Anderson has served on the board of directors since June 2012 and is the audit committee chair of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company. She is a member of the nominating and governance committee and was a member of the compensation committee through 2016. She previously served on the board of managers of Kaiser Ventures, LLC as the chair of its audit committee from November 2010 until its liquidation in May 2013.

Diana Bonta

Dr. Diana M. Bonta is Independent Director of the Company. She is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bontá Group, which provides consulting services in healthcare. From January 2012 until June 2013, Dr. Bonta was the President and Chief Executive Officer of The California Wellness Foundation, a private independent foundation with a mission to improve the health of the people in California, by making grants, providing wellness education and preventing disease. From 2004 to January 2012, Dr. Bonta served as the Vice President of Public Affairs of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Southern California Region, where she was responsible for setting the Region’s public policy agenda and providing leadership and oversight of public affairs programs and support for Kaiser Permanente’s external communications and reputation management. She previously served as the first Latina director of the California Department of Health Services from 1999 to 2004. Prior to serving as director of the California Department of Health Services, Dr. Bonta served as director of the Department of Health and Human Services of the City of Long Beach, California. Dr. Bonta holds doctorate and master degrees in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has held an appointment as an adjunct professor at UCLA’s School of Public Health since 1999 and is a registered nurse. Dr. Bonta was appointed by California Governor Davis and again by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Board of Trustees of the Health Professions Education Foundation from 2005-2011. She has been a trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation since 2008 and the Archstone Foundation since 2009.

John Fielder

Mr. John R. Fielder is Independent Director of the Company. He was President of Southern California Edison Company from October 2005 until his retirement on December 31, 2010. As President, he was responsible for operations support, customer service, information technology, environmental affairs, state regulatory and public affairs and employee relations. Prior to his position as President of Southern California Edison Company, Mr. Fielder held various leadership positions at Southern California Edison Company, including Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for 14 years and Vice President of Information Services. Mr. Fielder has served on a number of not-for-profit boards during his career and has served as a board member and a member of the investment and finance committees of the Long Beach Memorial Hospital Foundation since 2010. He has also served as a member of the board of the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation, which supports an historic property and museum in Long Beach, California, since 2006 and has served on the finance committee of the Foundation since 2012. He also served a two-year term as chair of the board of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific in 2011 and 2012 and a term as the chair of the audit committee of the Aquarium in 2013 and 2014. In addition, he has served on the board development committee of Long Beach BLAST, a program to connect college students with youth facing adversity. He has also served on various industry association boards during his career. Mr. Fielder has a BA degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a law degree from Pepperdine School of Law.

Anne Holloway

Ms. Anne M. Holloway is Independent Director of the Company. She is retired. She was a partner in Navigant Consulting, Inc., a provider of financial and strategic consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, governments and governmental agencies from 1999 to 2000. She served as President of Resolution Credit Services Corp., a subsidiary of Xerox Financial Services, from 1992 to 1999 where she was responsible for, among other things, the successful resolution of financial guarantees on troubled tax-exempt bonds, the restructuring of debt and negotiation with the Resolution Trust Corporation. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of International Insurance Company, another company in the Resolution Group, where she was responsible for operations, human resources and technology. Prior to joining the Resolution Group, Ms. Holloway held various management positions with Shawmut National Corporation, a financial services company. Ms. Holloway holds a BA degree from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and an MBA from Boston University. She has also attended the Harvard Business School Executive Management program. Ms. Holloway served as the chair of the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, California from 2008 to 2012 and was vice chair from 2012 to 2013. Ms. Holloway was a member of the site management and development committee of Sacred Heart Schools until 2013. She continues to serve on the development committee.

James McNulty

Mr. James F. McNulty is Independent Director of the Company. He is retired. He is the former chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Parsons Corporation, an international engineering, construction and technical and management services firm whose customers include the U.S. government. He retired from Parsons Corporation in May 2008, but continued to serve on the Board and as Chairman of the Board until November 2008. Since 2009, he has also been a director and member of the compensation and nominating and governance committees of ARC Document Solutions, a publicly-traded document management company. Since 2013, he has also served as the chair of the compensation committee of ARC Document Solutions. Mr. McNulty has a BS degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and master degrees from Ohio State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Mr. McNulty is a trustee of the Linsly School, his high school alma mater in Wheeling, West Virginia, and is a past member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the California Science Center, the Los Angeles Sports Council and the board of trustees of Pomona College. He is a former chairman of Town Hall, Los Angeles.

Janice Wilkins

Ms. Janice F. Wilkins is Independent Director of the Company. She retired as Vice President of Finance and the Director of Internal Audit for Intel Corporation in June 2010 where she was responsible for global internal audit and investigations, and ethics and compliance operations staffs since 1995. During her 29-year career with Intel Corporation, she held various operational and corporate finance controllership, management and executive positions and managed the human resource organization responsible for compensation and benefits in the U.S. In 2001, Ms. Wilkins was recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the top-ranking African American women in corporate America. In 2004, she was named Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year by the Gamma Nu Chapter of Iota Lambda Sorority, with recognition from the U.S. Senator from California, the Mayor of San Francisco and a California State Senator. Ms. Wilkins holds a BS degree in accounting from Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. She has been a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Financial Executives International. She has also been involved in professional organizations such as the Conference Board, the Audit Director Roundtable, the Compliance and Ethics Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board, the General Auditors’ Council of Manufacturers’ Alliance and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Wilkins served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, California, where she chaired the Audit Committee from 2008-2013. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University and is a member of the audit and finance committee. In addition, she is a member of the Links, Inc., an organization that promotes and engages in educational, civic and inter-cultural activities in order to enrich the lives of members of the African-American community.

Janine Zanelli