Marcia Peterman ECE Award (2004)
In recognition of devoted and loyal service to the University of Illinois and the Alumni Association.
Larry F. Altenbaumer
President and CEO (retired)
Illinois Power Company
Decatur, IL 62521
Larry Altenbaumer retired from Illinois Power Company after nearly thirty-four years of work covering a wide variety of responsibilities. He joined Illinois Power in 1970 as an assistant electrical engineer and held various positions in data processing until he moved into the financial organization in 1978. There he served in several officer-level positions, including treasurer, controller and chief financial officer. He became president of Illinois Power in September 1999 as part of the process in which Illinois Power became a subsidiary of Dynegy, Inc., where Larry also served in the position of Executive Vice President.
Altenbaumer was a member of the ECE Alumni Board from 1988 to 2001, serving as president from 1995 to 1998. He received the Orange and Blue Appreciation Award in 2002 and was selected as an ECE Distinguished Alumnus in 2003.