• Mark A. Ruelle

    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Mr. Ruelle is Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Ruelle served as a member of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer, of Westar Energy prior to the merger with Great Plains Energy that resulted in the formation of Evergy. Mr. Ruelle was also previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Westar Energy, and had held other financial, strategic planning, and corporate development positions with Westar Energy. Mr. Ruelle also served as President, and also as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of Nevada Power Company. He is on the Board of Directors of Stormont-Vail Health Care and various charitable and civic organizations. Mr. Ruelle received both a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree in economics from the University of North Dakota.
  • Kirkland B. Andrews

    Mr. Andrews serves as Chief Financial Officer of NRG Energy, Inc. (“NRG”), a Fortune 500 integrated power company, Mr. Andrews leads all of NRG’s corporate financial functions, including treasury, financial planning, accounting, risk management, tax, insurance, supply chain and investor relations. He also plays an instrumental role in formulating and executing NRG’s capital allocation strategies and in financing the company’s repowering initiatives.  Mr. Andrews joined NRG in 2011 after a successful 15-year career in investment banking. Mr. Andrews served as Managing Director and Head of Power Mergers and Acquisitions and subsequently headed the North American Power Investment Banking group at Citigroup Global Markets. Later, he served as Managing Director and co-head of Power and Utilities–Americas at Deutsche Bank.  Mr. Andrews also serves on the board of directors for RPM International (NYSE: RPM), a high-performance coating, sealants and specialty chemicals company, where he serves on the Audit Committee and co-chairs its Operating Improvement Committee.  Mr. Andrews holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wake Forest University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
    Independent Director
  • Terry Bassham

    Mr. Bassham is a member of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer, of Evergy. Mr. Bassham was Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Great Plains Energy and KCP&L prior to the merger with Westar Energy that resulted in the formation of Evergy. Previously, Mr. Bassham served in various capacities at Great Plains Energy and KCP&L including as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance & Strategic Development, Chief Financial Officer, and KCP&L’s Executive Vice President of Utility Operations. Before joining KCP&L, 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, regulatory, and administrative functions. He joined EPE as General Counsel with responsibility for legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, and corporate governance.

    Mr. Bassham serves on several Boards of Directors, including Commerce Bancshares Inc., Electric Power Research Institute, and various charitable and civic organizations. 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.

  • Mollie Hale Carter

    Ms. Carter is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of FirstSun Capital Bancorp (Formerly Sunflower Financial) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sunflower Bank. She serves as President of Star A, Inc. She previously served as Senior Investment Officer at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. She is on the Board of Directors for Kansas Health Foundation, FirstSun Capital Bankcorp, Sunflower Bank, and the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Carter is a graduate of Dartmouth College, receiving her bachelor of arts degree in economics. She obtained her master of business administration from Harvard Business School.
    Independent Director
  • Richard L. Hawley

    Mr. Hawley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nicor Inc. and Nicor Gas, a northern Illinois natural gas company. He was Chief Financial Officer of Puget Energy, Inc. and was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand. He also served on the Board of Directors of Fisher Communications, Inc. Mr. Hawley received his bachelor of arts in business administration from the University of Washington.
    Independent Director
  • Thomas D. Hyde

    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. Mr. Hyde previously served as Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Wal-Mart, and as Executive Vice President, Senior General Counsel of Wal-Mart. Mr. Hyde serves as a Trustee of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Mr. Hyde received his bachelor of arts in English from the University of Kansas, his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and holds a master of business administration in Finance from the University of Kansas.
    Independent Director
  • B. Anthony Isaac

    Mr. Isaac was Senior Vice President and Head of Select Service Strategy and Development at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He served as President of LodgeWorks, a Wichita, Kansas-based hotel management and development company. Before helping found LodgeWorks, Mr. Isaac served as President of the All-Suites Division of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. He held the position of President of Summerfield Hotel Corp. prior to Summerfield’s merger with Patriot American Hospitality/Wyndham International. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Corepoint Lodging. Mr. Isaac holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master of business administration from Harvard University.
    Independent Director
  • Paul M. Keglevic

    Mr. Keglevic served as Chief Executive Officer of Energy Future Holdings, the majority owner of a regulated transmission and distribution business, and also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Keglevic served as an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), where he was the U.S. utility sector leader, and in various roles at Arthur Andersen LLP, including as lead of the utilities practice, before joining PwC.  Mr. Keglevic serves on the Board of Directors of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., Frontier Communications Corporation, Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. and Stellus Capital Management.  He received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a certified public accountant.
    Independent Director
  • Sandra A.J. Lawrence

    Ms. Lawrence was the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Children’s Mercy Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric medical center in Kansas City, Missouri. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Midwest Research Institute. Before becoming Chief Financial Officer of Midwest Research Institute, she served as Director of its Center for Regional Development. She served as interim Chief Executive Officer for Frontier Medical Research, and was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Packaging Solutions. She held various management positions at Gateway, Inc. in San Diego and Kansas City. She was President of Stern Brothers & Co. She is on the Board of Directors of the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Hall Family Foundation, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Women Corporate Directors, Kansas Metropolitan Business and Healthcare Coalition, and the Midwest Cancer Alliance Partners. Ms. Lawrence is a graduate of Vassar College, receiving her bachelor of arts in psychology. She also received a master of arts in architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School.
    Independent Director
  • Ann D. Murtlow

    Ms. Murtlow is a member of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Central Indiana. Previously, she served as Principal of AM Consulting LLC. She served as Vice President and Group Manager of AES Corporation and served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Indianapolis Power & Light Company and IPALCO Enterprises. Ms. Murtlow currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Central Indiana, First Internet Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Internet Bank, and Wabash National Corporation. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Herff Jones, and AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. Ms. Murtlow received her bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.
    Independent Director
  • Sandra J. Price

    Ms. Price is the former Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Sprint Corporation. 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. 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. She served as co-chair of KC Rising, a non-profit organization focused on economic development in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Ms. Price is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors and of the Kansas City Metropolitan Community College Foundation. Ms. Price received her bachelor of arts in special education from Oral Roberts University and a master of arts in education and administration from the University of Tulsa.
    Independent Director
  • S. Carl Soderstrom Jr.

    Mr. Soderstrom was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ArvinMeritor and held various positions at ArvinMeritor. Mr. Soderstrom previously held executive/management positions at Rockwell International, General Electric Company and Emerson Electric. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Lydall Inc., and was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of FreightCar America Inc. Mr. Soderstrom graduated from Duke University, and holds a bachelor of science in engineering with majors in mechanical engineering and economics. He received his master of business administration from the University of Michigan.
    Independent Director
  • Art Stall

    Mr. Stall serves as an independent member of the board of directors of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which operates Evergy’s Wolf Creek nuclear generating station. Mr. Stall retired from NextEra Energy, Inc., where he served in numerous nuclear leadership roles. He served as President of NextEra’s nuclear division, as Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of NextEra, as Vice President, Nuclear Engineering of NextEra and Vice President of NextEra’s St. Lucie nuclear generating station. He also served in leadership roles at Dominion Energy, Inc.’s North Anna nuclear generating station. He is a member of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations' National Academy of Nuclear Training Accrediting Board. Mr. Stall graduated from the University of Florida and holds a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering. He received his master of business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

    Independent Director
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