Bill Johnson
General Manager
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU)
Bill Johnson has worked at the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities for more than 39 years. Mr. Johnson earned an MBA from Ottawa University in 2007.

He began his career at KCBPU in an entry-level position and worked his way up through the ranks into an executive level position prior to being appointed General Manager. His previous position included directing KCBPU Electric Operation & Technology division activities; including but not limited to, Electric Transmission and Distribution, Electric Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Fleet Maintenance.

Over his career, he has sponsored many large utility projects including modernizing BPU’s electric infrastructure and he has played a key role in introducing some of the utility’s most advanced enterprise technology systems designed to improve utility operations.

He is past President of Kansas Municipal Utilities, a current board member for the Kansas City Kansas United Way, and past board member of the Boys & Girls Club. He is a member of the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the Rocky Mountain Electric League (RMEL).

He is also past President of the Kansas-Missouri chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy. He received the distinguished “Black Achievers Award” from the Southern Christian Leadership Council and the “Black Man of Distinction Award” from the Friends of Yates.

Bill lives in Kansas City, Kansas. He is married to Kim Johnson and they have two daughters.
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