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.