For immediate release:
July 30, 2018    
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Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. Selects New Executive Vice President and CEO

Topeka, Kansas (July 30, 2018) – Kansas Electric Power Cooperative’s (KEPCo’s) Board of Trustees has selected Suzanne Lane of Topeka, Kansas, as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

KEPCo’s Board President, Kevin Compton, stated, “Suzanne possesses the knowledge and talent to continue to move the cooperative forward to meet the energy needs of our member-owners.  We look forward to working with her in her new position as we strive to meet future energy requirements in today’s challenging energy markets.”

Suzanne has twenty years of leadership experience in the utility business, working at Westar Energy for most of her career, and then joining the KEPCo team in 2017.  Her work responsibilities and experience have included wholesale power marketing, transmission and distribution operations, and key account management.  Most recently, she has served as the Vice President, Member Services and Government Affairs for KEPCo.

“KEPCo has a long-standing, strong presence in Kansas as a not-for-profit, member-focused organization that works hard to provide its members with the most reliable, cost-effective power.  I am honored and privileged to have been selected for this role, and I look forward to working side-by-side with the Board of Trustees and staff to continue that mission,” stated Suzanne after her selection.

In 1998, Suzanne received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.  She received her Master of Business Administration in 2001 from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.  Suzanne and her husband, Martin, have two daughters and reside in the Topeka area.  She will assume the duties of the Executive Vice President and CEO on October 1 of this year.