March 27, 2024
For Immediate Release

Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. appoints interim EVP and CEO

TOPEKA, KS – March 27, 2024 – The Kansas Electric Power Cooperative board of trustees has appointed Steven O. Foss as interim executive vice president and CEO, effective immediately.

Foss will replace Suzanne Lane, who has served as KEPCo’s EVP and CEO since October 2018.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Suzanne,” said Mike Morton, KEPCo’s board president. “Her tireless service and leadership to KEPCo for the past five plus years will be greatly missed.”

Foss previously served as CEO of FreeState Electric Cooperative until his retirement in January 2022. “Steve’s background as CEO of a member-owner of KEPCo and serving in leadership positions on KEPCo’s board make him ideally suited to serve in this interim role, and the board and I have complete faith in his ability to lead KEPCo and meet the needs of our members until a permanent successor is named,” said Morton.

KEPCo will begin a national search for its next EVP and CEO as soon as possible. 

About Kansas Electric Power Cooperative
KEPCo was incorporated in 1975 as a not-for-profit generation and transmission electric cooperative with the responsibility to procure an adequate and reliable power and energy supply for its 16 distribution electric cooperative members at a reasonable cost.  KEPCo’s members collectively serve more than 75,000 consumer-members in the eastern two-thirds of Kansas, which represents nearly 200,000 rural Kansans. For more information, visit