Charles King

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

As senior vice president and chief technology officer, Charles King leads all IT and security functions spanning corporate and operations applications, cyber and physical security, corporate infrastructure including network, data centers, telephony, field communications, enterprise architecture, project management, testing, help desk, and desktop support. Recent responsibility has included corporate enablement of data/analytics and artificial intelligence.

Mr. King has more than 30 years of experience leading large-scale IT and technology functions spanning technology consulting, telecommunications, media/entertainment, and electric utilities encompassing large-scale modernizations, mergers and acquisitions, advanced technology adoption, and critical infrastructure cybersecurity.

In 2011, Mr. King joined the company as senior director of IT applications & delivery. He began his professional career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in the utility and telecom practice. Later, he joined Sprint, where he led significant portions of IT efforts for the Sprint/Nextel merger, and Sprint’s local telecom business spinoff to form Embarq (now CenturyLink), where he was responsible for all IT delivery and support for consumer, business and wholesale customer lines of business. Prior to joining KCP&L, Mr. King was director of IT shared services for Dish Network, where his accomplishments included implementing a centralized IT services organization.

Mr. King holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas, and a B.S. in mathematics from Harding University.

Currently a member of the Salvation Army advisory board, Mr. King previously served as a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.

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