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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.

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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.

Rose Mulvany Henry
Secretary

Member-at-Large
Position #3

 

Elected 2019-2022


Ms. Mulvany Henry is a native of Kansas City, Kansas, where she attended Bishop Ward High School. She furthered her education and received her B.A. in English from the University of Kansas (1990), and her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law (1993). Rose is currently admitted to practice in Kansas.


Prior to founding Rose Henry Law LLC in Kansas City, Kansas, in 2018, Rose enjoyed a long and diverse career in the utility industry, ranging from a wireless industry entrepreneur, to regulating the telephone industry with the Kansas Corporation Commission, to the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Birch Telecom, Inc., to in-house counsel for Sprint Corporation, to the representation of various clients as outside counsel with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. With over 25 years of experience, Rose is a trusted business and technology attorney and business advisor to many companies in the technology and communications industries.


Additionally, Rose does development consulting as part of the Executive Director Team with Reaching Out From Within, Inc. This nearly four-decade-old Kansas City-based organization inspires current and formerly incarcerated individuals to find the courage to change their lives and become productive, contributing members of our communities.


Rose and her husband, John Henry, live in Kansas City, Kansas. Their son, Justin, his wife Sophia, and granddaughter Poppy live in Kansas City, Missouri.

To learn more about how your BPU Board of Directors are serving you, we invite you to join our Board meetings, which are normally on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 6:00 p.m. Please call (913) 573-9024 to confirm meeting dates and times. See the “NEWS” page for virtual meeting access. You can also contact your BPU Board of Directors via email.

 
Your BPU Executive Team

Lori C. Austin
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

Gerald P. Ohmes Sr.
Executive Director Electric Supply

David E. Mehlhaff
Chief Communications Officer

 

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

Gerald P. Ohmes Sr.
Executive Director Electric Supply  

David E. Mehlhaff
Chief Communications Officer

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
  • Glen Brendel
    Director Electric Production – Operations & Maintenance
  • Steve Nirschl
    Director Water Processing
  • Andrew Ferris
    Director Electric Supply Planning
  • Darrin McNew
    Director Electric Transmission & Substations
  • Mike Fergus
    Director of Electric Distribution & Services
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