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California Water Service Group (CWT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Nelson

71 2016 Chairman of the Board

Martin Kropelnicki

52 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Smegal

51 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Luu

39 2017 Vice President - Customer Service & Chief Information Officer

Lynne McGhee

54 2015 Vice President, General Counsel

David Healey

62 2015 Vice President, Corporate Controller, Assistant Treasurer

Ronald Webb

62 2014 Vice President - Human Resources

Shannon Dean

51 2015 Vice President - Corporate Communications & Community Affairs

Robert Kuta

54 2019 Vice President, Engineering and Chief Water Quality and Environmental Compliance Officer

Michael Mares

2019 Vice President - California Operations

Greg Milleman

2019 Vice President, California Rates for Cal Water

Gerald Simon

64 2019 Vice President, Chief Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Officer.

Paul Townsley

61 2019 Vice President - Corporate Development and Chief Regulatory Matters Officer

Elissa Ouyang

50 2016 Chief Procurement & Lead Continuous Improvement Officer

Michelle Mortensen

44 2015 Corporate Secretary

Richard Magnuson

63 2013 Lead Independent Director

Gregory Aliff

65 2015 Independent Director

Terry Bayer

68 2014 Independent Director

Shelly Esque

58 2018 Independent Director

Thomas Krummel

67 2010 Independent Director

Carol Pottenger

63 2017 Independent Director

Lester Snow

67 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Nelson

Mr. Peter C. Nelson is Chairman of the Board of California Water Service Group. Mr. Nelson has a strong record of operational and strategic leadership in the public utility business, including his 17-plus years of experience as the former President & CEO of the Group. An engineer by training with a graduate degree in business administration, he gained extensive senior executive experience at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He has a vast understanding of the water industry from his role as the former President & CEO of the Group and from his leadership roles representing the water profession nationally at NAWC as well as in California at the State Chamber of Commerce.

Martin Kropelnicki

Mr. Martin A. Kropelnicki is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Kropelnicki joined the Group as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer in 2006 and was named the President and COO in 2012. He then was appointed President & CEO of the Group effective September 1, 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in finance and operations, including 15-plus years as CFO at public listed companies and has held executive positions at PowerLight Corporation, Hall Kinion & Associates, Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He serves as a director for the Bay Area Council, and the California Foundation on the Environment & Economy, and is a member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Mr. Kropelnicki is the past President of the National Association of Water Companies and currently serves on their Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Master of Arts Degree in Business Economics from San Jose State University. In 2016, Mr. Kropelnicki was awarded the United States Navy Memorial Fund's Naval Heritage Award. He is the 12th recipient of this award since its inauguration.

Thomas Smegal

Mr. Thomas F. Smegal, III is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Formerly, Vice President, Regulatory Matters and Corporate Relations (2008-2012), Manager of Rates (2002-2008), Regulatory Analyst (1997-2002), served as Utilities Engineer at the California Public Utilities Commission (1990-1997).

Michael Luu

Mr. Michael B. Luu is Vice President - Customer Service & Chief Information Officer of the Company, since January 1, 2017. Formerly Vice President of Customer Service and Information Technology (2013-2016), Acting California Water Service Company District Manager, Los Altos (2012-2013), Director of Information Technology (2008-2012), CIS Development Manager (2005-2008), held various other positions with California Water Service Company since 1999.

Lynne McGhee

Ms. Lynne P. McGhee is Vice President, General Counsel of the Company, since January 1, 2015. Formerly Corporate Secretary (2007-2014), Associate Corporate Counsel (2003-2014), and served as a Commissioner legal advisor and staff counsel at the California Public Utilities Commission (1998-2003).

David Healey

Mr. David B. Healey is Vice President, Corporate Controller, Assistant Treasurer of the Company, since January 1, 2015. Formerly Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer (2012-2014), Director of Financial Reporting (2009-2012), served as Subsidiary Controller for SunPower Corporation (2005-2009), Corporate Controller for Hall, Kinion & Associates, Inc. (1997-2005), held various other positions with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (1985-1997).

Ronald Webb

Mr. Ronald D. Webb is Vice President - Human Resources of the Company, since August 11, 2014. Formerly Managing Director, Human Resources Partner for United Airlines (2006-2014), served as Vice President of Human Resources for Black & Decker Corporation (1995-2005), Human Resource Manager for General Electric Company (1990-1994), and held various labor relations positions for National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (1982-1989).

Shannon Dean

Ms. Shannon C. Dean is Vice President - Corporate Communications & Community Affairs of the Company. Formerly Director of Corporate Communications (2000-2014), held various corporate communications, government and community relations for Dominguez Water Company (1991-1999).

Robert Kuta

Mr. Robert J. Kuta is Vice President, Engineering and Chief Water Quality and Environmental Compliance Officer of the company, Effective January 1, 2019. Formerly Vice President of Engineering (2015-2018), Senior Vice President of Operations Management Services, Water, Environmental and Nuclear markets for CH2M Hill (2006 to 2015), served as Western Region Vice President of Service Delivery and President of Arizona American Water Company (2001 to 2005), and held various management positions at Citizens Water Resource Company, Chaparral City Water Company, and Spring Creek Utilities (1993 to 2001).

Michael Mares

Mr. Michael S. Mares, Jr. will be appointing as a Vice President - California Operations of the company, Effective January 1, 2019. Mares began his career at Cal Water as a Temporary Operations and Maintenance Worker in 1992. Over the years he served in positions with increasing responsibilities, including Local Manager for Group subsidiary Hawaii Water Service's (Hawaii Water) Big Island system, General Manager of Hawaii Water, and Manager of Cal Water's Bakersfield District. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Communication from Kaplan University as well as Grade 5 California Distribution System Operator Certification and Grade 2 California Water Treatment Operator Certification.

Greg Milleman

Mr. Greg A. Milleman will be appointig as a Vice President, California Rates for Cal Water of the company. Effective January 1, 2019. Milleman brings 26 years of water utility experience to his new position. He began his career in the water industry at Valencia Water Company in 1992, where he served as Senior Vice President of Administration & Corporate Secretary. He joined Cal Water in 2013 and served as Director of Field Administration and Finance until late 2017 when he began serving as Interim Director of Rates. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has served on the California Water Association Board of Directors since 1992, including a 2015-2016 term as President.

Gerald Simon

Mr. Gerald A. Simon is Chief Safety & Emergency Preparedness Officer of the Company since January 1, 2019. Formerly Chief Safety and Emergency Preparedness Officer (2016-2018), Director of Safety and Emergency Services (2015), Emergency Services Manager (2014), Emergency Services Coordinator (2013), served as Fire Chief for Oakland, CA (2008-2011) and (1999-2004), Fire Chief for Fort Lauderdale, FL (2006-2007), Fire Chief for Union City, CA (2005-2006), Fire Chief for Santa Clara, CA (1993-1999) held various other positions at Santa Clara Fire Department (1976-1999), and Fire Services Consultant (1985-2015).

Paul Townsley

Mr. Paul G. Townsley is Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Regulatory Matters Officer of the Company, since March 2013. Formerly Vice President of Rates and Regulatory Matters (2013-2018), Divisional Vice President, Operations and Engineering for EPCOR Water USA (2012-2013), served as President of American Water Works Company subsidiaries in Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii (2007-2012), served as American Water Works Company's President, Western Region (2002-2007), held various other positions with Citizens Utilities Company (1982-2002).

Elissa Ouyang

Ms. Elissa Y. Ouyang is Chief Procurement & Lead Continuous Improvement Officer of the Company, since March 1, 2016. Formerly, Interim Procurement Director (2013-2016), Acting District Manager - Los Altos (2013), Interim Vice President of Information Technology (2012-2013), Director of Information Technology - Architecture and Security (2008-2012), Business Application Manager (2003-2007), Project Lead/Senior Developer (2001-2003), held various business consulting positions at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint (1998-2001), and RR Donnelley (1996-1998).

Michelle Mortensen

Ms. Michelle R. Mortensen is Corporate Secretary of the Company, since January 1, 2015Formerly Assistant Corporate Secretary (2014), Treasury Manager (2012-2013), Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer (2011), Regulatory Accounting Manager (2008-2010), held various accounting positions at Piller Data Systems (2006-2007), Hitachi Global Storage (2005), Abbot Laboratories (1998-2004), and Symantec (1998-2001).

Richard Magnuson

Mr. Richard P. Magnuson is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Magnuson is a private venture capitalist and is lead director. Mr. Magnuson holds an undergraduate degree in economics, a law degree and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University. From 1984 to 1996, he was a general partner of Menlo Ventures, a venture capital firm. He has served on the boards of the following public companies: Rogue Wave Software (acquired by Quovadx), IKOS Systems, Inc. (acquired by Mentor Graphics), and OrCAD, Inc. (acquired by Cadence Design Systems). He has also served on the boards of several other privately held companies in the past.

Gregory Aliff

Mr. Gregory E. Aliff is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Aliff is a retired Vice Chairman and Senior Partner, US Energy and Resources, at Deloitte LLP. From 2012 to his retirement in 2015, Mr. Aliff led Deloitte's US Sustainability Services, which focused on industrial and commercial water and energy management. From 2002 to 2012, he led Deloitte's US Energy and Resources practice, where he oversaw all professional services to the sector. Mr. Aliff also previously served on the Board of Directors of SCANA Corporation, Grid Alternatives and the United States Energy Association. Mr. Aliff earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and his Masters of Business Administration from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a designated Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He also holds a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from NACD.

Terry Bayer

Ms. Terry P. Bayer is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bayer is the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Molina Healthcare, Inc., a managed care company that provides solutions to meet the healthcare needs of low-income individuals and families who participate in government programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Marketplace. She held that position from 2005 until her retirement in February 2018. She was previously Executive Vice President of Health Plan Operations and also held management positions at Family Health Plan (FHP), Maxicare, Matria Healthcare, and AccentCare, Inc. Ms. Bayer previously served on the Board of Directors of Apria Healthcare Group, Inc. from 2006 to 2008 where she served as the chair of the compliance committee and served as a member of the compensation committee. She holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Stanford University, a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from Northwestern University.

Shelly Esque

Ms. Shelly M. Esque is an Independent Directorof the Company. Ms. Esque, prior to her retirement in 2016, served as Vice President and Global Director of Corporate Affairs at Intel Corporation, a leader in the semiconductor industry, overseeing professionals in more than 35 countries responsible for enhancing Intel's reputation as the world's leading technology brand and corporate citizen. She also served as both president and chair of the Intel Foundation. In her capacity as a leader of Intel's corporate social responsibility, community, education, foundation, and government relations worldwide, Ms. Esque represented Intel at numerous events, including the World Economic Forum, World Bank, UNESCO, and forums promoting women in the workplace. Ms. Esque received the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce 2011 ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award for excellence in business and leadership, exemplary community service, and support and mentorship of other women. She was also recognized by AZ Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona. She is active on many non-profit boards, including Basis Charter Schools, Take the Lead, and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, among others.

Thomas Krummel

Dr. Thomas M. Krummel, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Krummel is the Emile Holman and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. A leader in his field, he has been honored with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching; the John Austin Collins, M.D. Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching and Dedication to Resident Training; and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Recognition of Service Excellence. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors at The Fogarty Institute for Innovation and serves as a Director of The Morgridge Institute for Research – University of Wisconsin.

Carol Pottenger

Ms. Carol M. Pottenger is an Independent Director of the company. Ms. Pottenger is principal and owner of CMP Global LLC, which provides consulting services in business development, process improvement, corporate governance, strategic planning, and cyber and information systems, which she founded and has owned since 2014. The first female three-star Admiral in American history to lead in a combat branch, Ms. Pottenger commanded two ships, a logistic force of 30 ships, a Japan-based strike-group of 8 ships, and the Expeditionary Force of 40,000 sailors during her 36 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring in 2013. She was also the senior U.S. Flag Officer responsible for military transformation and sensitive military topics such as counterterrorism and cyber security while on assignment with NATO.

Lester Snow

Mr. Lester A. Snow is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Snow has served as Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, Director of the California Department of Water Resources, Regional Director of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Executive Director of the CALFED Bay Delta Program, and General Manager of the San Diego County Water Authority. He served as Executive Director of the California Water Foundation, an initiative of the Resources Legacy Fund, and serves on the board of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Water Resources Administration from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth Sciences from Pennsylvania State University.