As vice president, distribution operations, Bruce Akin leads distribution construction & maintenance, vegetation management, and system operations.
Prior to the formation of Evergy, Mr. Akin served as senior vice president, power delivery with Westar Energy from 2015 to 2018. He served as vice president, power delivery from 2012 to 2014 and as vice president, operations strategy and support from 2007 to 2012. He served as vice president, administrative services from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Akin joined Westar Energy in 1987 and has served in various finance and accounting positions. He has held directorships in human resources, corporate development and internal audit.
Mr. Akin received his bachelor of business administration, accounting, and master of business administration degrees from Washburn University.
Mr. Akin is a graduate of Leadership Greater Topeka and Leadership Kansas, serves on the Family Service and Guidance Center Board, the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children advisory board and is a member of the Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority.