At today’s annual meeting of The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE), stockholders re-elected D. Randy Laney and B. Thomas Mueller, and elected two new board members, Bonnie C. Lind and Paul R. Portney. All were elected to serve three-year terms. Retiring from the Board were Myron W. McKinney and Mary McCleary Posner. Stockholders also ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
At the Board of Directors meeting held today, Randy Laney was elected to succeed Myron McKinney as Chairman of the Board of Directors and the following officers were re-elected: William L. Gipson, President and Chief Executive Officer; Bradley P. Beecher, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Electric; Ronald F. Gatz, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer - Gas; Gregory A. Knapp, Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer; Harold R. Colgin II, Vice President-Energy Supply; Michael E. Palmer, Vice President-Commercial Operations; Kelly S. Walters, Vice President-Regulatory and Services; Janet S. Watson, Secretary-Treasurer; and Laurie A. Delano, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Empire District Electric elects board of directors
Empire District Electric Company elected its board of directors Thursday. The following news release was issued: