Meet The Board

Diverse leadership bringing Missouri into an

energy future we can be proud of

MEI's board is a diverse group of nonprofits, public utilities, private corporations and more. Together this dedicated team works to bring you balanced and relevant information and emerging energy issues in real time. We work together to bring a synthesis of view points into one, bringing balance and dedication into focus.

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Board Members

Frank Caro, JD

Frank Caro, JD

Chairman

Polsinelli

Caleb Arthur

Caleb Arthur

Founder, CEO

Missouri Sun Solar

Byron DeLear

Byron DeLear

Regional Executive

Ygrene Energy Fund

Governor Bob Holden

Governor Bob Holden

Chairman

Midwest US - China Association

Brett Leopold

Brett Leopold

Vice President; President

ITC Holdings Corp.; ITC Great Plains

Whitney Hampton

Whitney Hampton

Vice President, Business Development Associate

Environmental Finance, U.S. Bank

Cara Shaefer

Cara Shaefer

Director

Springfield City Utilities

Jim Curran

Jim Curran

Vice Chairman

Vice President

The Electrical Connection

Brian Barton

Brian Barton

Senior Vice President

MC Power

Steve Flick

Steve Flick

Founder

Show Me Energy Cooperative

James Hoyt

James Hoyt

Director

ADM

Nicolas Marks

Nicolas Marks

Sr. Technical Director

Continental Cement

Brandon Renaud

Brandon Renaud

Utility Services Manager

Columbia Water and Light

John Stanley

John Stanley

Vice President, Emerging Programs

MRI Global

Glenda Abney

Glenda Abney

Secretary

Director

Earthways Center of Missouri Botanical Gardens

Andre Begosso

Andre Begosso

Managing Director

Accenture

Shelia Grant

Shelia Grant

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Strategic Initiative

University of Missouri

Kenny Hulshof, J.D.

Kenny Hulshof, J.D.

former U.S. Congressman

Kit Bond Strategies

Tim Michels

Tim Michels

President

Energy Resources Group

Kristin Riott

Kristin Riott

Executive Director

Bridging the Gap

Ron Wood, J.D.

Ron Wood, J.D.

Former CEO

Black & Veatch Energy

Kimberly Winslow

Kimberly Winslow

Treasurer

Director, Energy Solutions

Evergy

Gary Freymiller

Gary Freymiller

Project Development Manager

Roeslein Alternative Energy

Nate Hackney

Nate Hackney

Sr. Reporting & Systems Analyst

Liberty Utilities

Jonathan Kimball, Ph.D.

Jonathan Kimball, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Holly Neill

Holly Neill

Director of External Affairs

The Nature Conservancy

Emily Romines

Emily Romines

Government Affairs Specialist,

Spire

Warren Wood

Warren Wood

Vice President

Ameren Missouri