Thomas R. Voss

Executive Chairman

After retiring from his tenure as Chairman, President and CEO of Ameren Corporation, Thomas R. Voss was elected to the position of Smart Wires’ Chairman in 2014. Prior to his appointment as Smart Wires’ Chairman, Tom spent his career at Ameren, a Fortune 500 company. He served as Chairman, President and CEO from 2009 to 2014; and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2009. In December 2006, he was elected to the additional position of President and CEO of Ameren Missouri.

Previous positions held at Ameren include Senior Vice President, Generation, and President, Ameren Energy and Ameren Energy Resources, with responsibilities for generation, fuels and services, and related trading and marketing operations; and Senior Vice President for Energy Delivery/Customer Services, with responsibilities for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all gas and electric delivery systems, and all customer care activities for Ameren’s operating utility companies.

After serving four years as an U.S. Air Force officer, Tom returned to Union Electric (now Ameren Missouri) as an engineer in 1973. He held a series of successively higher positions – moving from engineer to staff engineer, superintendent, district manager and continuing with successively higher leadership positions.

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now MS&T – Missouri University of Science & Technology). He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering from MS&T.

Tom serves on several St. Louis area civic and arts organizations, including, St. Louis Ballet  (Chairman), the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (Chairman), the MUNY and MS&T Advisory Trustee Board (President).

A proud native of St. Louis and a graduate of St. Louis University High School, Tom has been married to his wife Carol since 1970. Tom and Carol have three children and four grandchildren.

“I am incredibly proud to Chair this game-changing company – a true highlight of my 40 year career in the energy industry.”