Board of Directors

Gus Collins

Gus Collins, Board President

Director of Utilities, City of Winfield

Term Expires December 2021

Gus Collins is currently serving as a Director of Utilities for the City of Winfield, KS since August 2014. A native of Emporia, KS, Gus earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Emporia State University. Prior to accepting the position in Winfield, Gus served as City Manager of Wellington, KS for eight years. Gus has over 35 years of local government experience. His hobbies include golfing, hunting, fishing, time with family, including extended family, and watching any, and all, sport related activities.

John Wheeler, Board 1st Vice President

Former City Council Member, City of Marion

Term Expires December 2021

John Wheeler was elected to the KPP Board of Directors in 2018. He has served on Marion’s Planning & Zoning committee for 4 years, and on the Airport Advisory Board for 4 years. John has been in the lumber industry for 23 years. He started his career in Idaho during college, transferred to northern Illinois, and currently works for his son and brother at The Building Center in Marion, KS. John and his wife Megan have 3 children, Morgan, Aspen and Gunnar.

John Wheeler
Scott Glaves

Scott Glaves, Board 2nd Vice President

Superintendent of Utilities, Clay Center Public Utilities

Term Expires December 2021

Scott Glaves has served as Superintendent of Utilities for the Clay Center Public Utility Commission since April of 2017. Scott started with the CCPUC in 2005 as an apprentice lineman. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in Criminology/Sociology and an Associates from Manhattan Area Technical College in Electric Power and Distribution. Scott enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing. He and his wife Amy, have two boys, Brigham and Brady.

Jason Newberry, Board Secretary

Assistant City Manager for Utilities and IT, City of Wellington

Term Expires December 2021

Jason is a native of Wellington, KS and has worked for the city in various roles for over 20 years; currently serving as Assistant City Manager for Utilities and IT. Jason received his Master of Public Administration from Wichita State University and takes great pride in serving the public with a passion for local government. Jason and his wife Whitney have two children, Baylee and Easton. In his down time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and whatever project the kids come up with for the weekend.

Jason Newberry
Rex Reynolds

Rex Reynolds, Board Member

City Council Member, City of Mount Hope

Term Expires December 2023

Rex Reynolds is currently a Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer with Legacy Bank in Wichita, KS. Rex is familiar and well respected in west Sedgwick County where he has spent 30+ years in banking. He and his family currently reside in Mount Hope, KS – their home for the past 22 years. Rex has been a member of the KPP Board of Directors since 2016 and has been a member of the Mount Hope City Council since April 2005. In that capacity he has been the Electric Commissioner for the majority of that time. He also participates and supports many community initiatives and activities.

Stan Luke, Board Member

Mayor, City of Burlington

Term Expires December 2020

Stan Luke has served on the KPP Board of Directors since his election to the Board in 2010. Stan represents the City of Burlington where he has served 8 years on the City Council and is currently serving his second term as Mayor. As a Burlington native, Stan received Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, both from Kansas State University. While employed at DTE Energy, Stan received his Professional Engineers License, received an Energy Management Diploma from the University of Wisconsin, and became a Certified Energy Manager. As a board member and city official, Stan participates in the Day at the Capitol; attends KMU and KMEA conferences; attends the APPA Legislative Rally in Washington DC; and serves on the APPA Policy Makers Council. Stan and his spouse Linda have 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. Stan is retired and with Linda enjoys world travel, golf, hunting, fishing, Burlington sports, community activities, and is always adding to his “bucket list”.

Stan Luke
Brad Modlin

Brad Modlin, Board Member

Director of Utilities, City of Mulvane

Term Expires December 2020

Brad Modlin has served in the electric power profession for 36 years. His career began in the United States Navy in the field of Interior Communications. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Kansas and received his Associates Degree in Electric Power and Distribution at Manhattan Vo-Tech School. Brad has acquired his experience in electric power with employment opportunities as a lineman in York County, NE R.E.C for 7 years and Aquila West Plains Energy in Concordia, KS for 5 years. Currently, Brad is the Utility Director for the City of Mulvane, KS. He has served the community for 24 years. Aside from work, Brad is an active member of the American Legion Riders, Patriot Guard, and the Quilts of Valor-Greater Wichita Area.

Lou Thurston, Board Member

Mayor, City of Hillsboro

Term Expires December 2020

Lou Thurston is a native Kansan. He received a degree in Public Affairs from Emporia State University. Early in his career he served in the City Manager’s office in Emporia. Called away from public service to work in his family’s manufacturing business, he has held numerous sales, marketing, and management positions. Currently he is employed in the label and packaging industry as an Account Executive for Grace Label, Inc. Lou has served the community of Hillsboro for many years, serving for 14 years as a board member on the Hillsboro Development Corporation and currently serving a second term as Mayor of Hillsboro, KS. Lou is married to his wife Lori. They have two children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. In his spare time, he loves to travel and follow his grandkids sporting endeavors. Lou is a serious reader (his wife calls it an addiction) and loves to study US History.

Lou Thurston, Board Member

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