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BPU Board Elects New Officers 2023
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BPU Board Elects New Officers

(KANSAS CITY, Ks.) — Members of the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) elected new officers to the Board. The officer team includes: Rose Mulvany Henry, President; Tom Groneman, Vice President and Robert L. Milan Sr., Secretary.

Ms. Mulvany Henry has served on the BPU Board for four years, having been first elected in 2019. 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.

Other elected officers are Tom Groneman, Vice President and Robert L. Milan Sr., Secretary. Groneman has served on the Board since 2013. Milan has served on the Board since 1991.

About BPU

BPU’s water department was originally created in 1909, and its electric utility was operational in 1912. The purpose of the utility, then and to this day, is to provide the highest quality electric and water services at the lowest possible cost. Today the publicly owned utility serves approximately 65,000 electric and 53,000 water customers, primarily in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The mission of the utility and its employees is “to focus on the needs of our customers, to improve the quality of life in our community while promoting safe, reliable and sustainable utilities.” BPU’s Web site is www.bpu.com.




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