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Leadership

Serving you. Serving the Community.

Your neighbors. Your BPU Board of Directors.

With your interests at heart and the goals of the community in mind, six Wyandotte County residents are elected to be your BPU Board of Directors. These board members proudly serve the county by establishing:

  • Policies and Practices
  • Customer Service Standards
  • Short- and Long-Term Planning Goals

The Board of Directors consists of three individuals elected at-large and three elected by district. Each serves a four-year term, with elections occurring every two years for three of the board positions. In addition, the Board is responsible for hiring a General Manager who administers day-to-day utility operations and serves as the BPU’s chief executive officer.

BPU District Map
Meet Your Board of Directors

Click image to see biography of each board member.

Front row (L to R) Rose Mulvany Henry , Robert L. Milan, Sr., Jeff Bryant and Mary L. Gonzales. Back row (L to R) Tom Groneman and Ryan Eidson.

Ryan Eidson
President

Member-at-Large
Position #2

 

Elected 2018-2021


Mr. Eidson is a lifelong Wyandotte County resident and currently serves as the General Manager for Wil Fischer of Kansas (Wyandotte County Anheuser-Busch Distributor). He has served in this role since 2014 and previously held several leadership positions at Schatz Distributing.


He serves as a board member for the Chris Kugler Memorial Trust and also serves on the board of directors for Helpful Hands Inc.


Eidson is a graduate of Piper High School and attended Kansas State University where he graduated with a degree in communications and advertising.


Ryan and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of two children, Riley and Aubrey.

To learn more about how your BPU Board of Directors are serving you, we invite you to attend our Board meetings, which are normally on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 6:00 p.m., in the BPU Administration Building at 540 Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. Please call (913) 573-9024 to confirm meeting dates and times.

You can also contact your BPU Board of Directors via email.

 
Your BPU Executive Team

Lori C. Austin
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

James A. Epp
Executive Director Water Operations

David E. Mehlhaff
Chief Communications Officer

Gerald P. Ohmes Sr.
Executive Director Electric Supply

Johnetta M. Hinson Executive Director Customer Service

Jeremy Ash Executive Director Electric Operations

Dong T. Quach Executive Director Electric Production

Lori C. Austin
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

James A. Epp
Executive Director Water Operations

David E. Mehlhaff
Chief Communications Officer

Gerald P. Ohmes Sr.
Executive Director Electric Supply  

Johnetta M. Hinson
Executive Director Customer Service

Jeremy Ash
Executive Director Electric Operations

Dong T. Quach
Executive Director Electric Production

Your BPU Management Staff
  • Ingrid Setzler
    Director Environmental Services
  • Sperlynn Byers
    Acting Director of Information Technology
  • Brian D. Laverack
    Director Network Operations
  • Randy J. Otting
    Director Accounting
  • Tung K. Nguyen
    Director Electric Production Engineering
  • Stephen E. Green
    Director Water Distribution
  • Patrick J. Morrill
    Director Electrical Engineering
  • Jerin Purtee
    Director Electric System Control
  • Chris J. Stewart
    Director Civil Engineering
  • Patrice E. Townsend
    Director Utility Services
  • Dennis Dumovich
    Director of Human Resources
  • Jody Franchett
    Director Administrative Services
  • Robert (Bobby) Gray
    NERC Compliance Officer
  • Steve Nirschl
    Director Water Processing
  • Andrew Ferris
    Director Electric Supply Planning
  • Darrin McNew
    Director Electric Transmission & Substations
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