Andrew “Andy” Wright was appointed as Talen Energy’s first Chief Administrative Officer in June 2023 after having served as the Company’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since June 2018. In this capacity, Mr. Wright oversees the Company’s Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities, and Corporate Security functions.
Prior to joining Talen Energy, Mr. Wright spent 14 years as in-house counsel for Energy Future Holdings (EFH) Corp., most recently as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Mr. Wright has a wealth of experience in the power generation space with an intimate knowledge of the financial, operational, and regulatory challenges facing the industry. He has led numerous fleet and balance sheet restructuring efforts, complex acquisitions and divestures, high-stakes litigation, and regulatory reviews. His experience includes being involved in the largest leveraged buyout in U.S. history and some of the largest financial restructurings in the industry. He also has worked closely with the board of directors at Talen Energy and EFH.
After receiving his juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Wright went into private practice with Vinson & Elkins in both Dallas, Texas and London, England with a focus on corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Prior to pursuing his law career, he received a degree in Accounting from Southern Methodist University, obtained his CPA and practiced as an accountant with KPMG in Chicago, Illinois.