Mark Chesney, General Manager/CEO
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.
Larry Holloway, 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.
Ahmad Khan, Senior Director of Wholesale Electric, Origination and Resource Planning
Ahmad (AK), who joined the Kansas Power Pool in 2014, is Senior Director of Wholesale Electric, Origination and Resource Planning. He is responsible for power operation functions. AK has more than 27 years of experience in the power marketing industry including MISO, PJM and CAISO. Before joining the KPP, he served for nearly 23 years at Xcel Energy Company where he held various positions. At Xcel Energy he served as trading analyst, portfolio manager and market pricing consultant and was responsible for MISO portfolio of 9,800 MW’s and all Xcel Energy generation assets. His primary functions included managing long-term power purchase agreements, day-ahead and wholesale markets. He also has extensive experience in high pressure natural gas pipelines, compressor stations, and in gas supply. AK earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering Technology and in Energy Management from University of South Dakota and Minnesota State University.
Vickie Matney, Controller
Vickie joined the Kansas Power Pool in 2008 and currently serves as 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, has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Butler County Community College, and a degree in accounting from Friends University.
Ivan Seward, Senior Accountant
Ivan became a member of the Kansas Power Pool staff in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Accountant in 2016. 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.
Carl Myers, Director of Member Services
Carl joined the Kansas Power Pool staff in 2011 as Director of Member Services. He is responsible for member outreach, financial reviews, electric distribution system assessment, continuing disclosure reporting, bond issue tracking, and website administration. Prior to joining the KPP, Carl served as finance director for the City of Hutchinson, city manager in Wellington and Hoisington, and in other public administration positions in New Mexico and Nebraska spanning 34 years. Carl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and a Master of Urban Affairs degree, both from Wichita State University.