Ann D. Murtlow '82

President and CEO, Indianapolis Power & Light Company (retired)

B.S., Chemical Engineering

Ann D. Murtlow was an AES Corporation executive and became one of the few female CEOs in the electric utility industry. In her most recent position, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Indianapolis Power & Light Company, and its parent corporation, IPALCO Enterprises.

Murtlow began her career at Bechtel Power Corporation, one of the world's leading engineering and construction firms. After five years, she was recruited to AES Corporation headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, to lead the environmental permitting activities for new power stations in the United States and abroad. Her career progressed into other areas of project management and development, including commercial negotiations for engineering, procurement and construction services, fuel supply and transportation and non recourse and multilateral project finance. In 1995, she successfully led the 180-MW, $400M AES Warrior Run Project to financial closing.

In 1997, Ann moved to AES' regional office in London, England, first as Senior Project Director responsible for business development in Europe and Africa, and then as the AES officer responsible for business development and operations in 22 northern and central European countries. During this time, she also served as the liaison to the AES board of directors on environmental issues. She was named an officer of AES Corporation in 1999.

In 2002, Ann was named President and Chief Executive Officer of IPL, where she was focused on providing value to company stakeholders through operating excellence in the areas of safety, environmental performance, reliability, customer service, financial performance, employee engagement and community leadership.

Ann received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in 1982. Over the course of her career she received many community and industry recognitions, including Electric Light & Power magazine's 2010 Large Utility CEO of the Year Award. Ann's past and present board affiliations include:

  • The Mind Trust
  • AEGIS Insurance, Ltd
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation
  • Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
  • Economic Club of Indiana
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Herff Jones
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Indiana Energy Association
  • Indianapolis Zoological Society
  • Women's Fund of Central Indiana
Ann D. Murtlow
Ann D. Murtlow '82