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Former MOPSC Commission Chairman Kevin Gunn to join Evergy

Evergy, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVRG) announced today that Kevin Gunn will join its leadership team in January. Gunn will serve as Vice President of State and Federal Regulatory Policy with an emphasis on policies that support the company’s commitment to affordable and reliable service while continuing to invest in sustainable energy and infrastructure that keep Evergy and the communities it serves well-positioned to meet current and growing energy needs.

“From main street to Jefferson City and Topeka to Washington D.C., there’s agreement that maintaining and investing in our power grid is of utmost importance. Driving strategy and policy that support investment for a grid that is resilient and reliable while prices remain competitive requires expertise and collaborative relationships,” said David Campbell, Evergy President and Chief Executive Officer. “Kevin has been recognized for his contribution to and expertise in energy and regulatory policy. I’m excited to have him join our Evergy leadership team.”

Gunn joins Evergy with 20 years of experience in policymaking, energy and regulation. He served on the Missouri Public Service Commission for five years, including as Chairman, and on the board of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). He also served as Co-Chair of the NARUC Washington Action Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Eastern Interconnection of States Planning Council and the Easter Interconnection Planning Collaborative. In his role at Evergy, Gunn will focus in particular on the company’s work with Missouri and federal regulators and stakeholders. Currently he is Executive Director, Regulatory and Political Affairs, Central Region, for NextEra Energy Resources.

“Evergy is a 142-year-old company headquartered in my home state of Missouri. They play a vital role in the economies of Missouri and Kansas and impact the lives of every person and business within their service territory. I’m very excited to join the Evergy team to advance policies and strengthen relationships to create real partnerships between our company, our customers and our regulators that continue to ensure affordability, reliability and sustainability well into the future,” said Gunn. “We are at a critical juncture in our country’s energy future, and I look forward to working with Evergy to ensure that Missouri and Kansas meet that challenge.”

In February 2012, Gunn received the inaugural Terry Barnich Award on behalf of the Missouri Commission and Staff for their partnership with Moldova. This new award was presented by his colleagues in honor of former Illinois Commerce Commission Chair Terry Barnich, who was killed in Iraq working to improve their utility infrastructure.

Gunn previously owned Paladin Energy Strategies, a regulatory affairs consulting firm. In addition, he is on several charitable boards. Gunn currently is the Chair of the SSM Health Foundation Board and is the President-elect of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

About Evergy, Inc.

Evergy, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVRG), serves 1.7 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. Evergy’s mission is to empower a better future. Our focus remains on producing, transmitting and delivering reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for the benefit of our stakeholders. Today, about half of Evergy’s power comes from carbon-free sources, creating more reliable energy with less impact to the environment. We value innovation and adaptability to give our customers better ways to manage their energy use, to create a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees, and to add value for our investors. Headquartered in Kansas City, our employees are active members of the communities we serve.


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