Michael G. Morris
Director since: 2008
Other Current Public Directorships: L Brands, Inc.; The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.; Spectra Energy Corp
Career Highlights and Qualifications: Mr. Morris was Chairman of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), one of the nation’s largest utility generators and owner of the largest electricity transmission system in the United States, from 2004 through 2013. He served as Chief Executive Officer of AEP and all of its major subsidiaries from 2004 until his retirement in November 2011 and as President from 2004 to 2011. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Morris was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Utilities. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility in energy and natural gas businesses.
Other Current Affiliations: In addition to his public company board memberships, Mr. Morris serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Board, the National Governors Association Task Force on Electricity Infrastructure, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the Business Roundtable (chairing the Business Roundtable’s Energy Task Force).
Previous Directorships: Mr. Morris was Chairman of AEP from 2004 to 2013. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Morris was Chairman of Northeast Utilities. Mr. Morris was previously chairman of the Edison Electric Institute.
Attributes and Skills: Mr. Morris has proven business acumen, having served as the chief executive officer of significant, complex organizations. Mr. Morris’ experience in the energy field is a valuable resource to the Company as it engages in renewing its energy supplies. The production of aluminum requires large amounts of energy in an electrolytic smelting process. In addition, Mr. Morris is a leader in developing the carbon sequestration process, which is a technology that may prove to be valuable to the aluminum industry in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Mr. Morris qualifies as an audit committee financial expert.
Alcoa Board Committees: Audit Committee, Compensation and Benefits Committee (Chair), Executive Committee, Governance and Nominating Committee.