Mr. Hawks co-founded Tenaska, Inc., in 1987 and has over 45 years of industry experience. Mr. Hawks a member of the TCM Investment Committee and Chairman of the Board of Tenaska. Prior to forming Tenaska, Mr. Hawks was an executive for 21 years at InterNorth, where he served as president of three subsidiary groups: Northern Natural Resources (cogeneration and independent power); Northern Liquid Fuels Group (five major companies and divisions with annual revenues of $3.5 billion, serving 330,000 customers in 25 states); and Northern Plains Natural Gas Company (development, construction, and operation of an 823-mile, $1.5 billion pipeline that transports natural gas).
Mr. Hawks was selected as the first independent power representative on the Board of the North American Electric Reliability Council (“NERC”), where he served as Vice Chairman of its board.
Mr. Hawks graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Accounting and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with an M.B.A.