Heat-Up St. Louis Gives Top Honors to Ameren’s Thomas R. Voss
ST. LOUIS, June 21, 2012 – Heat-Up St. Louis, Inc., a regional not-for-profit, public education and energy assistance charity covering Missouri and Illinois presented its highest honor – the Community Leadership Founder’s Award to Thomas R. Voss, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren.
Voss was honored June 21 at the Heat-Up St. Louis, 13th annual business meeting of its board of directors at the Jewel Box in Forest Park.
“Tom Voss has readily and unselfishly used his role as chairman, president and CEO of Ameren to inspire others within his profession and in the general public to volunteer and be fully engaged in community involvement including charitable efforts in the area of youth enrichment, arts, and education and utility assistance projects,” said Gentry W. Trotter, founder and chief operating officer. “Tom’s dynamic leadership promotes diversity, which further propels Ameren to the top as a good corporate citizen in Missouri and Illinois.”
“Ameren continues to help educate thousands through energy conservation. Ameren’s commitment to renewable energy technology is not only to be highly commended, but will allow the company to continue to provide environmentally-responsible power for thousands of energy users,” said J. Kim Tucci, chairman of the Heat-Up St. Louis Awards Committee.
Last week Ameren donated 150 air conditioner units to the 12 year-old, all-volunteer, charitable organization’s summer assistant program, Cool-Down St. Louis, which distributed them to disabled and elderly customers throughout the St. Louis region.
“We considered those units as life-preservers, for so many senior and disabled households this summer,” said Lance LeComb, president, board of directors. Since 2006, more than 550 air conditioners have been donated through the program.
“Heat-Up St. Louis is a wonderful asset within our community with 100 percent of all public donations helping those in need,” Voss said. “Ameren has a rich tradition of giving back to the communities we serve – it is a vital component of our corporate culture and our promise, Focused Energy. For Life.”