Utilities Workforce and Spend
Kevin Bryant is EVP and COO of Evergy.
PUF spoke with leaders from AABE, Ameren, Evergy, Exelon, Southern Company, and Burns & McDonnell about diversity spend and diversity in the workplace, what they are doing to promote inclusion, and why it is crucial to the success of their companies. Read on to learn more about these fascinating issues, the challenges, and where they see their initiatives going in the future.
PUF's Alex Revel: Talk about your daily role at Evergy?
Kevin Bryant: In my role at Evergy, I'm responsible for the operations and our operations team. We are a vertically integrated utility, so we have generation. I'm responsible for our power plants along with our transmission and distribution infrastructure and the teams that run these operations.
On a day to day basis, my job is to work with my team and our key stakeholders, regulators, investors, and our board of directors to make sure we set the right long-term direction for Evergy, and that we have the right resources consistent with our strategy.
I spend a lot of time talking about budgets and long-term planning. As we think about generation, what's the future for generation on the grid side, what's the right level of infrastructure investment, and how do we make sure we do that in a way that makes sense for our customers. I get involved in all of that.