People: Enterprise Financial Services Corp (EFSC.O)
11 Jul 2014
Mr. William H. Downey is an Independent Director of Enterprise Financial Services Corp., since 2002. Mr. Downey served as Executive Vice Chair and Director of Great Plains Energy Incorporated, (NYSE: GXP), an electric utility company from May 2011, until his retirement on August 31, 2011 and President, Chief Operating Officer and director from 2003 to May 2011. Mr. Downey was also the President and Chief Operating Officer of Great Plains Energy’s subsidiary, Kansas City Power & Light Company from 2008 to 2011, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2008. In addition, he had served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Greater Missouri Operations, a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy since 2008. He joined the Board of Directors of BPL Global Inc, Ltd. (BPLG), a smartgrid technology company, in December, 2011 and resigned with the Company's sale in June 2013. In December 2013 Mr. Downey joined the Board of Versify Solutions, Inc., a software solutions energy asset optimization company. Mr. Downey is currently providing advisory services to the Kansas City water services department as an employee of Burns and McDonnell Engineering. Mr. Downey’s broad strategic experience and knowledge of operations along with his experience in a publicly traded utility company and the related experience in regulatory relations at both a federal and state level is an asset for the board.
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