KPP CEO/General Manager
Mark joined the Kansas Power Pool as General Manager and CEO on October 31, 2012. Mark is responsible for the administration and overall management of the KPP. Before joining the KPP, Mark served as General Manager for the Tahlequah Public Works Authority in northeast Oklahoma, Operations Manager for the Utah Municipal Power Agency headquartered in Provo, Utah, and Assistant General Manager for Energy Marketing and Development for the Grand River Dam Authority in Oklahoma. He earned a Masters in Business Administration, with Honors, from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Assistant General Manager - Operations
Larry joined the Kansas Power Pool in 2009 as Operations Manager. Larry is responsible for managing the operations of the KPP, including the coordination of KPP load and resources in the Southwest Power Pool Integrated Market, acquisition of generation resources and transmission service, cost and load forecasting for the KPP budget, annual development of the KPP budget and member rates, KPP member capacity accreditation testing and compliance, and participation in the Southwest Power Pool. Prior to joining the KPP, Larry was employed by the Kansas Corporation Commission as Chief of Energy Operations where he primarily served as the KCC’s electric utility policy expert. Larry holds engineering undergraduate degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas as well as a Masters of Engineering Management from Washington State University. Larry is also a registered Civil and Mechanical Engineer in the State of Oregon. He was promoted to KPP Assistant General Manager for Operations in 2014.
Vickie joined the Kansas Power Pool in 2008 as Office Manager and is now the KPP Controller. Vickie is responsible for all accounting functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial statements, bank reconciliations, payroll, billing, bond reconciliations, Dogwood Energy Plant accounting, insurance and overseeing the annual financial audit. For 18 years prior to coming to the KPP, Vickie was employed by the Wichita Eagle. Vickie has attended Wichita State University and has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Butler County Community College. Vickie holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Friends University and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Ivan became a member of the Kansas Power Pool staff in 2012. He is currently responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll transactions. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration, both from Wichita State University.
Director of Engineering Services
James joined the Kansas Power Pool as Director of Engineering Services on January 1st 2017. James is responsible for coordination of KPP load and resources in the Southwest Power Pool Integrated Market, acquisition of generation resources and transmission service, cost and load forecasting for the KPP budget, annual development of the KPP budget and member rates, KPP member capacity accreditation testing and compliance, and participation in the Southwest Power Pool. Before joining KPP, James was the Director of the Electric and Water for the City of Winfield. James was with the City of Winfield for 21 years. While at the City of Winfield he earned his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University. James also attended Spartan School of Aviation where he obtained an Associates of Science and received Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic certification.
Director of Administrative Services
Brooke joined the Kansas Power Pool in January of 2019 as the Director of Administrative Services. Brooke is responsible for maintaining and promoting positive relationships with member city staff, along with offering a financial review of member cities’ financial well-being relating to its electric utility. Brooke also offers administrative support to KPP and member cities regarding fund balance review, distribution system assessments, special projects, other financial matters, and marketing. Brooke was the former City Administrator for Cherryvale, Kansas. In addition, she is also a licensed CPA in the state of Kansas. Brooke graduated from Utah Valley University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Accounting Emphasis and she is also a 2018 graduate from the University of Kansas’ Certified Public Management Program.
Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Linda Joplin joined KPP in 2018 as KPP’s part-time administrative assistant. She is responsible for updating KPP’s Facebook and Twitter social media platforms and keeping KPP’s website refreshed with new electric industry articles and activities concerning KPP and its 24-member cities. Linda joined the KPP staff after a multifaceted career with the Wichita Eagle newspaper where she worked in a variety of positions in the Classified, Production, Operations and Advertising departments of the news organization.