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Great Plains Energy Inc (GXP.N)

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17 Nov 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terry Bassham

56 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the company and Chief Executive Officer KCP&L and GMO

Kevin Bryant

41 2015 Senior Vice President - Finance & Strategy, Chief Financial Officer of the company and KCP&L and GMO

Heather Humphrey

46 2016 Senior Vice President - Corporate Services and General Counsel - Great Plains Energy and KCP&L

Ellen Fairchild

55 2010 Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary of Company and KCP&L and GMO

Steven Busser

48 2014 Vice President - Business Planning, Controller of the company and KCP&L and GMO

Lori Wright

53 2016 Vice President - Corporate Planning, Investor Relations and Treasurer - Great Plains Energy and KCP&L

Charles Caisley

44 2011 Vice President - Marketing and Public Affairs of the Company and KCP&L and GMO

Scott Heidtbrink

55 2012 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KCP&L and GMO

Darrin Ives

47 2013 Vice President - Regulatory Affairs - KCP&L and GMO

David Bodde

74 1994 Independent Director

Randall Ferguson

65 2002 Independent Director

Gary Forsee

67 2008 Independent Director

Scott Grimes

54 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Hyde

68 2011 Independent Director

Ann Murtlow

56 2013 Independent Director

Sandra Price

58 2016 Independent Director

John Sherman

61 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Terry Bassham

Mr. Terry D. 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. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2011-2012). He served as Executive Vice President-Utility Operations of KCP&L and GMO (2010-2011) and 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 also currently serves on the board of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (2013-present). 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., Since 2015. 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 - Corporate Services and General Counsel - Great Plains Energy and KCP&L of the Company. She previously served as General Counsel (2010-2016) and Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2012-2016). She 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).

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.

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 previously served as Vice President - Business Planning and Controller of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2014-2016). He served as Vice President - Treasurer of El Paso Electric Company (2011-2014). Prior to that, he served as Vice President - Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer (2006-2011) and Vice President - Regulatory Affairs and Treasurer (2004-2006) of El Paso Electric Company.

Lori Wright

Ms. Lori A. Wright is Vice President - Corporate Planning, Investor Relations and Treasurer - Great Plains Energy and KCP&L of the Company. She previously served as Vice President - Investor Relations and Treasurer of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2014-2016). She served as Vice President - Business Planning and Controller of Great Plains Energy, KCP&L and GMO (2009-2014). 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 of KCP&L (2007-2008).

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).

David Bodde

Dr. David L. Bodde is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy, Inc. He is a Professor Emeritus effective 2017 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 The 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 Governance Committees. Dr. Bodde is also a director of KCP&L (since 1994) and GMO (since 2008). Dr. Bodde holds a Bachelor of Science from West Point, 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, 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). Mr. Ferguson has extensive and varied senior management leadership experience and accomplishments gained through his 30-year career at IBM and at Tshibanda & Associates. He has broad strategic experience and insight into economic growth and policy through his prior leadership position at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ferguson also brings a strong focus on the Company’s community service and diversity activities. He has been recognized for his leadership and community service on numerous occasions, including recognition by The Kansas City Globe as one of Kansas City’s most influential African Americans. 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, Marketing and End-use Technology Solutions, and Community and Political Relations competency categories.

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). Mr. Forsee has extensive and varied senior management leadership experience and accomplishments gained as President of the University of Missouri System and through his more than 35-year telecommunications career at Sprint Nextel, BellSouth Corporation, Global One, AT&T and Southwestern Bell. Mr. Forsee’s experience and insight acquired through managing large technologically complex and rapidly changing companies in dynamic regulatory environments is of particular value to the Company, which is facing similar challenges. He is considered to “exert thought leadership” in the Strategy Development, Alignment of Company Culture and Compensation and Development, Accounting, Finance and Investment Management, Operational Oversight, and Marketing and End-use Technology Solutions competency categories.

Scott Grimes

Mr. Scott D. Grimes is an Independent Director of the Company., effective August 15, 2014. He 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 Compensation and Development Committees. Mr. Grimes is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2014). Mr. Grimes has extensive and varied senior management leadership experience and accomplishments gained as the Chief Executive Officer at Cardlytics, Inc. and a former executive at Capital One. As an entrepreneur and strategist, Mr. Grimes brings deep insight and entrepreneurial focus to the Company’s strategic planning. He is considered to “exert thought leadership” in the Strategy Development, Accounting, Finance and Investment Management, Operational Oversight, and Marketing and End-use Technology Solutions competency categories.

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). Mr. Hyde has extensive and varied senior management leadership experience and accomplishments gained through his career at Wal-Mart, and through such experience, he provides deep insight and understanding on corporate governance matters. Mr. Hyde graduated from the University of Kansas in 1970 with a degree in English. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1975, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Kansas in 1981. He is considered to “exert thought leadership” in the Strategy Development, Federal and State Regulation and Compliance, and Accounting, Finance and Investment Management competency categories.

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). Ms. Murtlow has extensive and varied senior management leadership experience and accomplishments gained through her career at AES Corporation and Bechtel Corporation. Her expertise acquired at IPL and IPALCO brings deep insight and knowledge about the operations and challenges of a vertically integrated, regulated electric utility. Ms. Murtlow has been named a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. She 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.

Sandra Price

Ms. Sandra J. Price is Independent Director of the Company. She is the former Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Sprint Corporation (2006 - 2016). Previously, she led the Human Resources, Communications and Brand Management functions of the Sprint Local Telephone Division and a variety of other human resources roles (since 1993). Prior to Sprint, she was a principal in the Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, Kansas, and in the Jenks Public School District, Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently leads the human capital strategies for KC Rising, a regional economic development initiative. Ms. Price serves as a member of the Company’s Compensation and Development and Governance Committees. Ms. Price is also a director of KCP&L and GMO (since 2016). Ms. Price has extensive and varied senior management leadership experience and accomplishments gained through her career. Her expertise acquired by leading all aspects of the Sprint human resources function and developing creative initiatives brings valuable depth to the Company’s human capital perspective. Ms. Price was named to the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” list and to the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching.” She is considered to “exert thought leadership” in the Alignment of Company Culture and Compensation and Development, Operational Oversight, and Community and Political Relations competency categories.

John Sherman

Mr. John J. Sherman is an Independent Director of Great Plains Energy Inc. He is the vice chairman of the Cleveland Indians Baseball Club and 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).

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Terry Bassham

4,672,380

Kevin Bryant

1,423,050

Heather Humphrey

1,392,010

Ellen Fairchild

--

Steven Busser

--

Lori Wright

883,577

Charles Caisley

--

Scott Heidtbrink

2,387,360

Darrin Ives

--

David Bodde

280,968

Randall Ferguson

166,068

Gary Forsee

225,220

Scott Grimes

166,068

Thomas Hyde

201,186

Ann Murtlow

169,068

Sandra Price

123,041

John Sherman

177,568
As Of  30 Dec 2016