Darrin Ives, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, KCP&L
As vice president, Regulatory Affairs, Darrin Ives oversees the strategic development and administration of pricing, rates, rules and regulations, revenue requirements, tariff filings, and customer contracts at federal and Kansas and Missouri levels. He also is responsible for ensuring Regulatory Affairs supports corporate strategies and objectives and satisfies the complex and rigorous requirements of regulatory rules, policies and processes.
He joined the Regulatory Affairs department as senior director in 2011. Over his career, he has been involved in several key corporate initiatives, including serving as a member of the Corporate Due Diligence committee, which supports the company's certifying officers with designing, establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures that ensure material company information is processed and reported in accordance with SEC rules and regulations. He also served as the finance organization integration team lead for the 2008 acquisition of Aquila, Inc.
Mr. Ives joined KCP&L in 1996 as an accountant in the External Reporting department. He assumed progressive levels of responsibility in the Accounting Services division, serving as assistant controller at the time of his move to Regulatory Affairs. As assistant controller, he was responsible for external financial reporting, regulatory reporting and accounting research.
As a licensed certified public accountant in Kansas and Missouri, Mr. Ives’ career in public accounting began in 1992 with Coopers & Lybrand LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Mr. Ives is a current board member for KidsTLC, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a former board member of Camps for Kids.