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Mr. Lloyd E. Ross
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ross has been chair of the board of directors of the company since April 1999 and has served as a director since 1995.  He is a non-voting ex-officio member of each of the committees of the board.  Mr. Ross is 74 years old.

Mr. Ross brings valuable leadership, business acumen, financial and operational experience to the board. He also has extensive experience in the construction industry which is valuable to the board as the company’s capital improvement budgets grow and the company’s construction activities on military bases increase.

Mr. Ross has been the principal of L. Ross Consulting since 2003, which provides construction, development and consulting services primarily in California, Montana and Sonora, Mexico. He was managing partner of Invermex, 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 Invermex, 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, including the Orange County small business division of the United Way, the California Young President’s Organization and the Newport Center Chapter of the Kiwanis Club. He also volunteers at a food bank in Kalispell, Montana.

Mr. Ross has been chair of the board of directors of the company since April 1999 and has served as a director since 1995.  He is a non-voting ex-officio member of each of the committees of the board.  Mr. Ross is 74 years old.

 

 

Mr. Sprowls 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 the 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.  He is 57 years old.

 

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. Anderson is chair of the compensation committee and a member of our nominating and governance committee.  He also served as a member of the strategy and corporate development committee until it was dissolved in October 2011.  He has served as a director since 1997.  Mr. Anderson is 71 years old.

Values

In pursuing our mission, the board of directors, management and the company´s employees are guided by the shared Values presented below:

Integrity - Building trust through honest communications and doing what is right

Teamwork - Maximizing efficiency through collaboration and individual strengths

Respect - Valuing diversity and treating all stakeholders with fairness

Excellence in Service - Striving for excellence and quality in everything we do

Accountability - Taking ownership of one´s actions