John Hoskins Foster has held executive positions at leading power generation companies over the last 30 years.

Getting his start in the industry as a lawyer at Dickstein Shapiro he joined J. Makowski Company as General Counsel in 1993.

When Makowski transformed into InterGen in the mid-90s, John Hoskins Foster became Senior Vice President in charge of the Latin American region, leading the development, financing, construction and commercial operations of over 2,500 MW in Mexico and other South American countries.

He subsequently led Portfolio Management for InterGen’s 15 GW of assets across the globe.

In 2006, John Hoskins Foster became Executive Vice President at Competitive Power Ventures focusing on the development of natural gas and wind businesses in the United States and Canada.

As CEO of Southwest Generation from 2015 through 2020, he led the turnaround of this IIF portfolio company, through acquisitions and human resource development, to create a gas fired generation business focused on facilitating the transition to a low carbon electric generation sector.

In January 2021, he co-leads the merger of Southwest Generation with Novatus to become Onward Energy, a 4 GW North American power platform: where renewable meets reliable.

As Executive Chairman of Onward Energy, John Hoskins Foster focuses on strategy, executive development and stakeholder engagement.

He has an undergraduate degree from Carleton College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.