Retired, Former CEO, Empire District Company
Brad worked at Empire District Electric company for the majority of his 29 year professional career. The last six years, Brad served as President and CEO and board member of the company. Brad is a professional engineer with vast experience in the energy sector. Brad’s current civic engagement includes serving as board chair for the Boys and Girls Club of Joplin. He is a past board member for Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Connect to Culture, Joplin Museum Complex, Edison Electric Institute, Missouri Energy Development Association, and the Kansas State Chemical Engineering Advisory Group. He also previously served on the Joplin Sales Tax oversight committee. Brad’s hobbies include running and occasional fishing, water skiing, backpacking and golf. After his corporate career, Brad and his wife Penny have focused on establishing and maintaining a rental property business in the Joplin area.