David N. Wakeman is Senior Vice President, Corporate Safety, Operations Oversight and Optimization at Ameren. He joined Ameren (Union Electric) in 1982. In 1990, he was promoted to Engineer and became Supervising Engineer in 1999. In 2003 he was promoted to Manager of Distribution Operating. He was promoted to Vice President, Energy Delivery in 2009, in 2014 named Senior Vice President, Operations & Technical Services. In 2016 was named Senior Vice President, Customer Operations. On January 1, 2017, Dave was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Safety, Operations Oversight and Optimization. In this role, Dave is responsible for the Corporate Safety and Operations Oversight organizations. He also is responsible for Corporate Nuclear Oversight and the Data Analytics and Continuous Improvement organizations, as well as Business Risk Management.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA, both from Washington University in St. Louis. Dave is also on the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois (EBMI). Dave, his wife Dawn, and their four children currently reside in Ballwin, Missouri.