Past and Future

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June 3, 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting with the Kansas City Centurions on Friday, May 31, at the American Jazz Museum at 18thand Vine. The Centurions are a leadership group sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, and, once upon a time, I was also a member. (Don’t ask me when. It was in the previous century!) The program was about the current state of energy in the region and the move away from fossil fuels.

As the resident historian, I told a story about the difference between and similarity to the energy transition in 1895 from horse to car and the current energy transition from gasoline-burning cars to electric or other forms of communication. (I would be glad to share that story with your group. Just let me know when and where!)

Here I am on the platform with such notables as (left to right)

Paul Franzen, Vice President, Senior Analyst at the Commerce Trust Company

Dr. Twyla Dell, Author Fueling Change, Once and Future Kansas City

Rick Hill, Burns & McDonnell, Head of Energy

Greg Greenwood, Evergy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Scott Carter, Spire’s President of Missouri’s Utility

Pete Flynn, Equity Analyst for Balyasny

Calvin Girard, Senior HR Business Partner at Evergy

Centurions with my book!

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