President and CEO
Anthony "Tony" Campbell oversees the executive staff and all employees as EKPC's top executive. He previously served as CEO of Citizens Electric Corp. (CEC), a transmission and distribution cooperative in St. Genevieve, Mo. During his tenure there, CEC's load grew 46 percent. He also worked in Illinois as vice president of Corn Belt Energy Corp., a distribution cooperative, and as manager of power marketing for Soyland Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative.
Campbell has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois.
Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer
Don Mosier manages day-to-day operations of the co-op’s power production, power delivery and system operations, power supply, environmental affairs, and construction and engineering departments. He previously served as vice president of St. Louis-based Ameren Energy Marketing, which has a portfolio of more than 6,000 megawatts of generation.
He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in business administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
Ann Bridges was named EVP and CFO in March 2021. She is responsible for finance, treasury and risk management, regulatory and compliance services, accounting, information technology, economic development, governmental and legislative affairs and member services. She has worked in the following areas during her tenure at EKPC: strategic planning and external affairs, regulatory services, accounting, procurement and internal auditing. She served as vice president of corporate services at Owen Electric Cooperative. She started her career in public accounting where she worked on the audits of EKPC and several member distribution cooperatives.
Bridges is a certified public accountant and holds a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional designation. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Georgetown College
Senior Vice President of Power Supply
David Crews oversees the areas of power supply planning, load forecasting, PJM market operations, fuel supply, renewable energy projects, demand side management and energy efficiency. Prior to his arrival at EKPC, he served as manager of federal regulatory affairs at Raleigh, N.C.-based Progress Energy Service Co. He also served as the director of coal marketing and trading for Progress Fuels, and as director of power trading operations at Progress.
Crews holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina.
Senior Vice President of Power Production
Craig Johnson oversees the operation and maintenance of EKPC's two coal-fired power stations, two combustion turbine generating stations and six renewable energy plants. He also manages major construction projects related to power production.
He served as production engineer, project manager, plant manager and vice president prior to being promoted to senior vice president at EKPC.
Johnson has a master's degree in mining engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is a registered professional engineer in Kentucky.
Senior Vice President of Power Delivery and System Operations
Denver York oversees the operations of EKPC's portion of the Eastern Transmission Interconnection. He is responsible for system operations, system operations support, power delivery maintenance and system protection. Prior to joining EKPC, he worked as an engineer at Harris Corp. in Palm Bay, Fla.
York is a registered professional engineer. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and a master's degree in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
Samford has a wealth of experience in utility industry-related law, spending 10 years as a member at Goss Samford, PLLC, a practice that specializes in government relations and administrative law before state government agencies. Prior to that, he worked as counsel for Frost Brown Todd, LLC and spent four years in leadership roles at the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
Samford earned his Juris Doctorate in 2000, and earned his bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in 1996, both from the University of Kentucky.
A lifelong learner, in 2021 Samford earned his Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting degree from Asbury University.
Mary Jane Warner
Vice President, Engineering and Construction
Mary Jane Warner oversees generation and transmission engineering, as well as EKPC’s design, construction and project management teams. During her career, she successfully managed a major generating unit retrofit. She has also managed production engineering and construction, and led Power Delivery planning, design, permitting, siting, property acquisition and construction.
She holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky, and she has served as Chairman of the Kentucky River Authority.
Vice President, Environmental Affairs
Jerry Purvis oversees air quality, natural resources and production labs, as well as environmental compliance for EKPC. He is responsible for ensuring that EKPC’s generating and transmission assets meet all state and federal regulatory standards under the National Environmental Policy Act and Environmental Protection Agency compliance standards for air, water, waste and oil.
He has a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree in business administration from Morehead State University. He also has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Tom Stachnik oversees treasury, financial planning and analysis and risk management at EKPC. Prior to coming to EKPC, he served at Brown-Forman Corp. in Louisville, where he managed relationships with rating agencies, developed hedging strategies, negotiated debt arrangements, executed capital markets strategies and much more.
Stachnik graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and from the University of Chicago, where he received a master's degree in business administration with high honors from the Graduate School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Treasury Professional designations.
Denise Foster Cronin
Vice President of Federal and RTO Regulatory Affairs
Foster Cronin oversees regulatory filings related to generation and transmission operations, as well as issues related to RTOs and other non-member electric utilities impacting EKPC’s operations. Foster Cronin previously served as Vice President of State and Member Services at PJM, a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states, including Kentucky and the District of Columbia. EKPC has been a member of PJM since 2013.
Foster Cronin is a graduate of Hood College and Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law.
Director, Human Resources & Support Services
Barry Lindeman oversees all employee benefit programs, compensation, training and recruitment while managing EKPC's team of Human Resources professionals. Prior to coming to EKPC in 2015, he served as director of human resources at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington.
He holds a bachelor's degree in health services from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University.