• Terry Bassham

    Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Great Plains Energy and KCP&L

    Director since 2011

    Terry Bassham is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Great Plains Energy and KCP&L. He was appointed to these roles in June 2012.

    Previously, Mr. Bassham served as KCP&L's executive vice president of finance & strategic development and chief financial officer. In his strategy role, Mr. Bassham was instrumental in leading KCP&L through its Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP). The CEP was an innovative and collaborative approach that resulted in a transformative plan that positioned KCP&L to meet the region’s current and future energy needs. The CEP included a strategy to build additional fossil fuel capacity, while developing a cleaner, more sustainable generation portfolio through renewable energy investments, environmental retrofits at several power plants and energy efficiency programs.

    Before joining KCP&L in March 2005, Mr. Bassham was executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for El Paso Electric Company (EPE) in Texas, where he oversaw the financial, treasury, and regulatory and administrative functions. He joined EPE in 1996 as general counsel with responsibility for legislative affairs, regulatory affairs and corporate governance.

    Active in the Kansas City area community, Mr. Bassham serves on several boards, including Commerce Bancshares Inc., the Urban Neighborhood Initiative, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, the Linda Hall Library and the winlwin Board for the advancement of women in business.

    Mr. Bassham holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas-Arlington and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio, Texas.

    • Dr. David L. Bodde

      Senior Fellow and Professor, Clemson University
      Director since 1994

      Dr. Bodde is a Professor Emeritus effective 2017 at Clemson University (since 2004). He previously held the Charles N. Kimball Chair in Technology and Innovation (1996-2004) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a trustee of The Commerce Funds (1994-present). Prior to academic service, he was Vice President of the Midwest Research Institute and President of its subsidiary, MRI Ventures, Inc. Dr. Bodde serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Governance Committees. Dr. Bodde is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 1994).

    • Randall C. Ferguson, Jr.

      Former Senior Partner of Tshibanda & Associates, LLC

      Director since 2002

      Mr. Ferguson was the Senior Partner for Business Development for Tshibanda & Associates, LLC (2005-2007), a consulting and project management services firm committed to assisting clients to improve operations and achieve long-lasting, measurable results. He previously served as Senior Vice President Business Growth & Member Connections with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (2003-2005). Mr. Ferguson serves as a member of the Company’s Compensation and Development and Governance Committees. Mr. Ferguson is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2002).

    • Gary D. Forsee

      Former President, University of Missouri System
      Director since 2008

      Mr. Forsee was President of the four-campus University of Missouri System (2008-2011). He previously served as Chairman of the Board (2006-2007) and Chief Executive Officer (2005-2007) of Sprint Nextel Corporation, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (2003-2005) of Sprint Corporation. He serves on the board of Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company (2007-present) and DST Systems, Inc. (2015-present). Mr. Forsee serves as the Lead Director of the Board and as a member of the Company’s Audit, Compensation and Development and Governance Committees. Mr. Forsee is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2008).
    • Scott D. Grimes

      Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Cardlytics, Inc.
      Director since 2014

      Mr. Grimes is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Cardlytics, Inc. (since 2008), an international technology company that has pioneered card-linked marketing. Mr. Grimes previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Payments (2005-2008) and as Vice President, Strategy (2003-2005) of Capital One Financial Corporation and Principal (2001-2003) at Canaan Partners. Mr. Grimes serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Compensation and Development Committees. Mr. Grimes is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2014).
    • Thomas D. Hyde

      Retired Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
      Director since 2011

      Mr. Hyde, served as Executive Vice President, Legal, Compliance, Ethics and Corporate Secretary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”), an international retail store operator (2005-2010). Mr. Hyde previously served as Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Wal-Mart (2003-2005), and as Executive Vice President, Senior General Counsel of Wal-Mart (2001-2003). Mr. Hyde served on the board of Vail Resorts, Inc. (2006-2012). He serves as a Trustee of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (since 2010). Mr. Hyde serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Hyde is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2011).

    • Ann D. Murtlow

      President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Central Indiana
      Director since 2013

      Ms. Murtlow is President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Central Indiana (since 2013). Previously, she served as Principal of AM Consulting LLC (2011-2013). She served as Vice President and Group Manager of AES Corporation (1999-2011) and President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Indianapolis Power & Light Company (“IPL”) and IPALCO Enterprises (2002-2011), which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of AES Corporation. Ms. Murtlow currently serves on the boards of First Internet Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Internet Bank (since 2013), and Wabash National Corporation (since 2013). She previously served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2007-2012), Herff Jones (2009-2015) and AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. (2009-2011). Ms. Murtlow serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Governance Committees. Ms. Murtlow is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2013).
    • Sandra J. Price

      Retired Senior Vice President, Sprint Corporation
      Director since 2016

      Ms. Price is the former Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Sprint Corporation (2006 - 2016). Previously, she served as Senior Vice President Designee for the Human Resources, Communications and Brand Management functions of the Sprint Local Telephone Division and a variety of other human resource roles (since 1993). Prior to Sprint, she was a principal in the Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, Kansas, and in the Jenks Public School District, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Price currently serves as chairperson of the human capital work group for KC Rising. Ms. Price serves as a member of the Company’s Compensation and Development and Governance Committees. Ms. Price is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2016).

    • John J. Sherman

      Vice Chairman, Cleveland Indians Baseball Club
      Director since 2009

      Mr. Sherman is vice chairman of the Cleveland Indians Baseball Club and a director of Crestwood Equity GP LLC (formerly known as Inergy GP, LLC). He was a director of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC (formerly known as NRGM GP, LLC) prior to this entity merging with Crestwood Equity GP, LLC. He formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of NRGM GP, LLC, general partner of Inergy Midstream, L.P. (2011-2013). He also served as Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Inergy GP, LLC (the general partner of Inergy, L.P.) (2001-2013) and served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Inergy Holdings GP, LLC (2005-2010). Mr. Sherman serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Compensation and Development Committees. Mr. Sherman is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2009).

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