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Great Plains Energy Inc (GXP)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terry Bassham

55 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the company and Chief Executive Officer KCP&L and GMO

Kevin Bryant

40 2015 Senior Vice President - Finance & Strategy, Chief Financial Officer of the company and KCP&L and GMO

Heather Humphrey

45 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources, General Counsel of Company and KCP&L and GMO

Ellen Fairchild

54 2010 Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary of Company and KCP&L and GMO

Steven Busser

47 2014 Vice President - Business Planning, Controller of the company and KCP&L and GMO

Lori Wright

53 2014 Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasurer of the Company and KCP&L and GMO

Charles Caisley

43 2011 Vice President - Marketing and Public Affairs of the Company and KCP&L and GMO

Michael Deggendorf

54 2016 Senior Vice President of KCP&L and GMO

Scott Heidtbrink

54 2012 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KCP&L and GMO

Darrin Ives

46 2013 Vice President - Regulatory Affairs - KCP&L and GMO

Sandra Price

2016 Director

David Bodde

73 1994 Independent Director

Randall Ferguson

64 2002 Independent Director

Gary Forsee

65 2008 Independent Director

Scott Grimes

53 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Hyde

67 2011 Independent Director

James Mitchell

74 2002 Independent Director

Ann Murtlow

55 2013 Independent Director

John Sherman

60 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Terry Bassham

Mr. Terry Bassham is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, President of the company and Chief Executive Officer of KCP&L and GMO., subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc. Mr. Bassham was appointed Chairman of the Board in May 2013 and has served as Chief Executive Officer of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO since 2012. He has served as President of each company since 2011. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2011-2012) and as Executive Vice President - Utility Operations of KCP&L and GMO (2010-2011). He was Executive Vice President - Finance and Strategic Development and Chief Financial Officer of Great Plains Energy (2005-2010) and of KCP&L and GMO (2009-2010). Mr. Bassham holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas-Arlington and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Bassham has extensive regulated public utility experience with over 25 years in the industry. As President and CEO of the Company and the former Chief Operating Officer, he also brings to the Board deep insight and knowledge about the operations and capabilities of the Company. He is considered to “exert thought leadership” in the Strategy Development, Federal and State Regulation and Compliance, Alignment of Company Culture and Compensation and Development, Accounting, Finance and Investment Management, Operational Oversight, and Community and Political Relations competency categories.

Kevin Bryant

Mr. Kevin E. Bryant is Senior Vice President - Finance & Strategy, Chief Financial Officer of Great Plains Energy and KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of the Company. He previously served as Vice President - Strategic Planning of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2014). He served as Vice President - Investor Relations and Strategic Planning and Treasurer of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2013). He served as Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasurer of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2011-2013). He was Vice President - Strategy and Risk Management of KCP&L and GMO (2011) and Vice President - Energy Solutions (2006-2011) of KCP&L and GMO.

Heather Humphrey

Ms. Heather A. Humphrey is Senior Vice President - Human Resources, General Counsel of Company and KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc. She previously served as Vice President - Human Resources of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2010-2012). She was Senior Director of Human Resources and Interim General Counsel of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2010) and Managing Attorney of KCP&L (2007-2010). Effective March 1, 2016, Ms. Humphrey was appointed Senior Vice President - Corporate Services and General Counsel of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO.

Ellen Fairchild

Ms. Ellen E. Fairchild is Vice Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary of Company and KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc. She was Senior Director of Investor Relations and Assistant Secretary (2010) and Director of Investor Relations (2008-2010) of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO. Prior to that, she was an associate at Hagen and Partners (2005-2007), a public relations firm.

Steven Busser

Mr. Steven P. Busser is Vice President - Business Planning, Controller of GREAT PLAINS ENERGY INCORPORATED , KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of the company . He served as Vice President-Treasurer at El Paso Electric Company from 2011-2014 with responsibility for all treasury, investor relations, and financial forecasting activities. Prior to that, from 2006-2011, Mr. Busser was Vice President-Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer, with responsibility for all treasury, investor relations, enterprise risk management, land management, supply chain management and support services activities. Mr. Busser is a certified public accountant.

Lori Wright

Ms. Lori A. Wright is Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasurer of the Company and KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of the Great Plains Energy, Inc., effective September 1, 2014 . Ms. Wright will no longer serve as Vice President-Business Planning and Controller of each company effective September 1, 2014. She previously served as Vice President and Controller of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2009-2012). She was Controller of Great Plains Energy and KCP&L (2002-2008) and GMO (2008).

Charles Caisley

Mr. Charles A. Caisley is Vice President - Marketing and Public Affairs of Great Plains Energy Inc., and Kansas City Power & Light Company and GMO, a subsidiary of the Company. He was Senior Director of Public Affairs (2008-2011) and Director of Governmental Affairs (2007-2008). Prior to that, he was the president of the Missouri Energy Development Association (2005-2007).

Michael Deggendorf

Mr. Michael L. Deggendorf is Senior Vice President of KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Inc. Mr. Deggendorf was appointed Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of KCP&L and GMO from 2012 to March 1st, 2016. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Delivery of KCP&L and GMO (2008-2012). He was Vice President - Public Affairs of Great Plains Energy (2005-2008).

Scott Heidtbrink

Mr. Scott H. Heidtbrink is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KCP&L and GMO, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Inc. He previously served as Senior Vice President - Supply of KCP&L and GMO (2009-2012). He was Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of KCP&L and GMO (2008), and Vice President - Power Generation & Energy Resources (2006-2008) of GMO.

Darrin Ives

Mr. Darrin R. Ives is Vice President - Regulatory Affairs of KCP&L and GMO since 2013. He previously served as Senior Director - Regulatory Affairs of KCP&L and GMO (2011-2013). He was Assistant Controller of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2008 - 2011).

Sandra Price

Ms. Sandra J. Price is Director of the company. Price earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in special education from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Arts in learning disabilities and school administration from University of Tulsa, and completed doctoral coursework in policy and administration at the University of Kansas. An active professional and personal mentor, Price is also a board member of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and member of the United Way of Greater Kansas City Board of Trustees. She serves as co-chair of the human capital work group for KC Rising, a strategic initiative to fully realize the Kansas City region's potential in trade, ideas and people. Price served as the Kansas City Chairperson for the 2015 Go Red for Women campaign, benefitting the American Heart Association.

David Bodde

Dr. David L. Bodde is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy, Inc. He is a Professor at Clemson University (since 2004). He previously held the Charles N. Kimball Chair in Technology and Innovation (1996-2004) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a trustee of Commerce Funds (1994-present). Prior to academic service, he was Vice President of the Midwest Research Institute and President of its subsidiary, MRI Ventures, Inc. Dr. Bodde serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Compensation and Development Committees. Dr. Bodde is also a director of KCP&L (since 1994) and GMO (since 2008). Dr. Bodde has Master of Science degrees in nuclear engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. He has extensive experience in research, teaching, writing and consulting on energy policy, electric utility strategy and enterprise risk management, and technology assessment. His current work focuses on managing the risks of emerging energy technologies, especially related to electric utilities. His latest book, Chance and Intent , concerns managing the risks of innovation and entrepreneurship. His experience as a director provides valuable perspective and institutional knowledge to the Board’s discussions and actions. He is considered to “exert thought leadership” in the Strategy Development, Federal and State Regulation and Compliance, Operational Oversight, and Marketing and End-use Technology Solutions competency categories.

Randall Ferguson

Mr. Randall C. Ferguson, Jr., is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy, Inc. He was the Senior Partner for Business Development for Tshibanda & Associates, LLC (2005-2007), a consulting and project management services firm committed to assisting clients to improve operations and achieve long-lasting, measurable results. He previously served as Senior Vice President Business Growth & Member Connections with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (2003-2005). Mr. Ferguson serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Compensation and Development Committees. Mr. Ferguson is also a director of KCP&L (since 2002) and GMO (since 2008).

Gary Forsee

Mr. Gary D. Forsee is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. He was President of the four-campus University of Missouri System (2008-2011). He previously served as Chairman of the Board (2006-2007) and Chief Executive Officer (2005-2007) of Sprint Nextel Corporation, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (2003-2005) of Sprint Corporation. He serves on the boards of Ingersoll-Rand Public Limited Company (2007-present) and DST Systems, Inc. (2015-present). Mr. Forsee serves as the Lead Director of the Board and as a member of the Company’s Audit, Compensation and Development, and Governance Committees. Mr. Forsee is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2008).

Scott Grimes

Mr. Scott D. Grimes is an Independent Director of the Company effective August 15, 2014. Mr. Grimes is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Cardlytics, Inc. (since 2008), an international technology company that has pioneered card-linked marketing. Mr. Grimes previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Payments (2005-2008) and as Vice President, Strategy (2003-2005) of Capital One Financial Corporation and Principal (2001-2003) at Canaan Partners. Mr. Grimes serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Grimes is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2014).

Thomas Hyde

Mr. Thomas D. Hyde is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. He served as Executive Vice President, Legal, Compliance, Ethics and Corporate Secretary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”), an international retail store operator (2005-2010). Mr. Hyde previously served as Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Wal-Mart (2003-2005), and as Executive Vice President, Senior General Counsel of Wal-Mart (2001-2003). Mr. Hyde served on the board of Vail Resorts, Inc. (2006-2012). He serves as a Trustee of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (since 2010). Mr. Hyde serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Governance Committees. Mr. Hyde is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2011).

James Mitchell

Mr. James A. Mitchell is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy, Inc. He is the Executive Fellow-Leadership, Center for Ethical Business Cultures (since 1999), a non-profit organization assisting business leaders in creating ethical and profitable cultures. He retired as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDS Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of the American Express Company, in 1999. He also served on the board of Capella Education Company (1999-2009). Mr. Mitchell serves as a member of the Company’s Compensation and Development and Governance Committees. Mr. Mitchell is also a director of KCP&L (since 2002) and GMO (since 2008).

Ann Murtlow

Ms. Ann D. Murtlow is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. She is President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Central Indiana (since 2013). Previously, she served as Principal of AM Consulting LLC (2011-2013). She served as Vice President and Group Manager of AES Corporation (1999-2011) and President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Indianapolis Power & Light Company (“IPL”) and IPALCO Enterprises (2002-2011), which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of AES Corporation. Ms. Murtlow currently serves on the boards of First Internet Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Internet Bank (since 2013), and Wabash National Corporation (since 2013). She previously served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (2007-2012), Herff Jones (2009-2015) and AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. (2009-2011). Ms. Murtlow serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Governance Committees. Ms. Murtlow is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2013).

John Sherman

Mr. John J. Sherman is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. Mr. Sherman is a director of Crestwood Equity GP LLC (formerly known as Inergy GP, LLC). He was a director of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC (formerly known as NRGM GP, LLC) prior to this entity merging with Crestwood Equity GP, LLC. He formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of NRGM GP, LLC, general partner of Inergy Midstream, L.P. (2011-2013). He also served as Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Inergy GP, LLC (the general partner of Inergy, L.P.) (2001-2013) and served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Inergy Holdings GP, LLC (2005-2010). Mr. Sherman serves as a member of the Company’s Audit and Compensation and Development Committees. Mr. Sherman is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2009).