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Mr. Bassham is a member of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer, of Evergy. Mr. Bassham was Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Great Plains Energy and KCP&L prior to the merger with Westar Energy that resulted in the formation of Evergy. Previously, Mr. Bassham served in various capacities at Great Plains Energy and KCP&L including as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Finance & Strategic Development, Chief Financial Officer, and KCP&L’s Executive Vice President of Utility Operations. Before joining KCP&L, Mr. Bassham was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer for El Paso Electric Company (EPE) in Texas, where he oversaw the financial, treasury, regulatory, and administrative functions. He joined EPE as General Counsel with responsibility for legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, and corporate governance.
Mr. Bassham serves on several Boards of Directors, including Commerce Bancshares Inc., Electric Power Research Institute, and various charitable and civic organizations. Mr. Bassham holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas-Arlington and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Stall serves as an independent member of the board of directors of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which operates Evergy’s Wolf Creek nuclear generating station. Mr. Stall retired from NextEra Energy, Inc., where he served in numerous nuclear leadership roles. He served as President of NextEra’s nuclear division, as Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of NextEra, as Vice President, Nuclear Engineering of NextEra and Vice President of NextEra’s St. Lucie nuclear generating station. He also served in leadership roles at Dominion Energy, Inc.’s North Anna nuclear generating station. He is a member of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations' National Academy of Nuclear Training Accrediting Board. Mr. Stall graduated from the University of Florida and holds a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering. He received his master of business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.