• Mark A. Ruelle

    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Mr. Ruelle is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He served as a member of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer, of Westar Energy Inc. prior to the merger with Great Plains Energy that resulted in the formation of Evergy, Inc. 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 the company. Mr. Ruelle 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 earned both a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree in economics from the University of North Dakota.
  • David A. Campbell

    David Campbell joined Evergy in January 2021 as President and CEO. Under Campbell’s leadership, Evergy focuses on providing safe, affordable, and reliable service to its 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. The company’s corporate initiatives and capital investments target an enhanced customer experience, grid modernization, improved reliability and resiliency, cost competitiveness, and the ongoing transition of the company’s generation fleet. These initiatives enhance economic development and enable the company to provide affordable and regionally competitive rates for customers, while at the same time advancing the sustainability goals of Evergy and its stakeholders. Campbell and his team are also dedicated to ensuring that Evergy provides a rewarding and professional work environment for employees and engages as a trusted partner in the communities Evergy serves.

    Campbell served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vistra Corp. from June 2019 through December 2020, with oversight of finance, accounting, strategy and M&A functions. From 2014 through 2019, he served as chief executive officer of InfraREIT, Inc., expanding his responsibilities in 2016 to become chief executive officer of Sharyland Utilities.  During this time, InfraREIT successfully launched its initial public offering and completed the sale of the company to Oncor Electric Delivery and Sempra in 2019.

    Previously, Campbell worked at TXU Corp., the largest electric power company in Texas, and its successor, Energy Future Holdings (EFH), in various roles including chief financial officer of TXU Corp. and chief executive officer of Luminant, the power generation subsidiary of TXU and EFH. Prior to joining TXU Corp., Campbell was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led the corporate finance and strategy practice in Texas.

    Active in the community, Campbell is a member of the Kansas City Civic Council and the Kansas City Area Development Council and serves on the board of St. Mark’s School and the Leadership Council of the Yale School of the Environment.

    Campbell is a graduate of Yale University, Harvard Law School and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

    May 2022

  • 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 earned a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Kansas, a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a master of business administration in Finance from the University of Kansas.
    Independent Director
    Lead 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 earned 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 its 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 also served in various roles at Arthur Andersen LLP, including as lead of the utilities practice, before joining PwC. He earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a certified public accountant.
    Independent Director
  • Mary L. Landrieu

    Senator Mary Landrieu served in the United States Senate for three terms, first elected in 1996. During her tenure, she was a member (and then Chair) of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, as well as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Appropriations Committee, and Chair of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In her role as Chair of the Small Business Committee, she was the lead sponsor of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which helped to create and retain over 650,000 American jobs. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, she served in the Louisiana State Legislature from 1979 - 1987. In 1987, she was elected State Treasurer and served with distinction for two terms. Senator Landrieu currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor at Van Ness Feldman LLP, a law and government relations firm, specializing in energy, environment and natural resources law. Senator Landrieu also serves on the Board of Directors of Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL), where she serves on the nominating and governance committee. Senator Landrieu earned a bachelor of arts from Louisiana State University.
    Independent Director
  • Sandra A.J. Lawrence

    Ms. Lawrence served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Children’s Mercy Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric medical center in Kansas City, Missouri. Previously, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Midwest Research Institute and also 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, Inc. Ms. Lawrence held various management positions at Gateway, Inc. in San Diego and Kansas City. She serves as Trustee of the Delaware by Macquarie fund complex, and as a Director at the Hall Family Foundation, Recology Inc., Sera Prognostics, Brixmor Property Group Inc. and the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Lawrence earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from Vassar College, 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, and Wabash National Corporation. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, First Internet Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Internet Bank, Herff Jones, and AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. Ms. Murtlow earned a 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. She also 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 served as a principal in the Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, Kansas, and in the Jenks Public School District, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Price is a member of the Board of Directors of the US Infrastructure Corporation (USIC), the CRB Group, and is a National Association of Corporate Directors board leadership fellow. Ms. Price earned a 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 served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ArvinMeritor, Inc. and also held various positions at the company. Mr. Soderstrom also previously held executive/management positions at Rockwell International Corporation, General Electric Company and Emerson Electric Co. He was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of Lydall Inc. and FreightCar America, Inc. Mr. Soderstrom earned a bachelor of science in engineering with majors in mechanical engineering and economics from Duke University. He received his master of business administration from the University of Michigan.
    Independent Director
  • James Scarola

    Mr. Scarola serves as the independent Chair of the Nuclear, Power Supply, and Environmental Committee, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which operates Evergy’s Wolf Creek nuclear generating station. Mr. Scarola is an independent nuclear oversight consultant and previously served as the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Steering Committee Chairman. He served in numerous nuclear leadership roles at Progress Energy, Inc. prior to their merger with Duke Energy. Mr. Scarola served as Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer at Progress Energy, Inc., Site Vice President of Progress’ Brunswick Nuclear Plant and of their Harris Nuclear Plant. He has also served in leadership roles at Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie Nuclear Plant. He is a certified Pressurized Water Reactors Senior Reactor Operator and Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Senior Nuclear Plant Manager. Mr. Scarola earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a master of business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology and completed the executive management program at Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.
    Independent Director
  • C. John Wilder

    Mr. Wilder is the Executive Chairman of Bluescape. He serves on the boards of directors of several private portfolio companies and has previously served on the board of many private and public companies, including NRG Energy, Inc. and TXU Corp. He served in executive officer roles in TXU Corp., Entergy Corp. and Royal Dutch/Shell Group. Mr. Wilder earned a bachelor of science in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a master of business administration from the University of Texas.
    Independent Director
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