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James Ludwig


Board: Senior Management
Job Title: Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Consumer Services
Since: 2007
Age: 49

Mr. Ludwig has been the Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Consumer Services at Westar Energy since 2007. In 2003, he returned to Westar Energy as Vice President, Public Affairs, and in 2006 assumed responsibility for regulatory affairs, becoming Vice President, Regulatory and Public Affairs. He joined Westar Energy in 1989 as an information specialist in corporate communications, becoming Director of Government Affairs in 1989. He was Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs from 1995 to 2001. He received Bachelor Of Arts Degrees in Classical Languages and History in 1980 from The University of Kansas. He is a Board Member of Leadership Kansas, the Topeka Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is Vice Chair of Let’s Help’s Board. He also serves on the Edison Electric Institute’s External Affairs Committee, the Governor’s Wind and Prairie Task Force and the City of Topeka’s Riverfront Advisory Committee.