As executive vice president and chief financial officer for Evergy, Tony Somma has management responsibility for all corporate finance & planning, accounting, tax, investor relations, and risk management.
Mr. Somma served as senior vice president and chief financial officer/treasurer with Westar Energy from 2011-2018. He has held various financial roles at Westar Energy since joining the company in 1994 in corporate development. Following employment with Protection One, Inc., where he served as chief financial officer and senior vice president, finance and administration between 1999 and 2001, he returned to Westar as executive director, financial and strategic planning, generation and marketing. In 2006, he was named treasurer and in 2009, he was named vice president, treasurer. Prior to joining Westar, Mr. Somma held various accounting and corporate development positions at Aquila Energy.
Mr. Somma received his bachelor of business administration in accounting from Bellevue University in 1988 and his master of business administration from the University of Nebraska in Omaha in 1994.
Mr. Somma is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Financial Professionals and Financial Executives International. He is also on the Board for Boys & Girls Club of Topeka.