Dr. Frederick W. Buckman, also known as Fred, Sr., serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Powerlink Transmission Company. Dr. Buckman serves as President of Frederick Buckman Inc., a consulting firm located in Portland, Oregon. He serves as Senior Advisor of ICF Consulting. He is a Senior Executive with over thirty-five years extensive experience in electric and gas utility operation and management, as well as engineering and construction management, project development, company startup and private equity. He has served as the President of Power Group of Shaw Group Inc. since March 2009. Dr. Buckman oversaw Shaw’s premier capabilities in the fossil and nuclear power industry. Before joining Shaw, he was a Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management, Inc., and responsible for the utility sector. From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Buckman served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trans-Elect Development Company, LLC. He founded Trans-Elect, Inc. in 1999 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from March 1999 to April 2005 and Chairman of the Board since 1999. Dr. Buckman served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of PacifiCorp from 1994 to 1998, where he transformed it from a regional utility to a significant national and international energy company. He served as President of Delian Corp., a consulting company specializing in nuclear power plant risk assessment and nuclear regulation for nearly three years. Dr. Buckman served as President of Consumers Energy Co., (also known as Consumers Power Company), utility subsidiary of CMS Energy from 1988 to 1994 and its Chief Executive Officer since 1992. He started his career in the nuclear power business, where he worked in plant operations, licensing, safety analysis and regulation for nearly 15 years. He has been the Executive Chairman of SPG Solar, Inc. since January 2011. Dr. Buckman serves as Chairman of Gradient Resources Inc. and Celerity Energy of Portland. He serves as Chairman of Oregon Health & Science University. He has been a Director of General Fusion Inc. since September 2013, InfraSource Services Inc., since September 2006 and StanCorp Financial Group Inc. since 1996. He serves as a Director of Gradient Resources Inc. He serves as a Director of Standard Insurance Company, a subsidiary of StanCorp Financial Group Inc. Dr. Buckman has been a Director of Trans-elect LLC since 1999. Dr. Buckman has served as an Independent Director of MMC Energy, Inc. since September 2006. He served as a Director of Quanta Services Inc. He served as an Independent Director of Terra Systems Inc. since May 2007. He served as a Lead Director of StanCorp Financial Group Inc. from July 2003 to May 2007. He served as a Director of Nxtphase T&D Corporation. He served as a Director of PacifiCorp from 1994 to 1998. He is the President of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. He is Adjunct Professor of Nuclear Engineering at University of Michigan. He attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1982. Dr. Buckman holds a Bachelor of Science Engineering from University of Michigan and received his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.