As vice president of Marketing and Public Affairs, Mr. Caisley leads the Energy Solutions and Public Affairs areas for Great Plains Energy and KCP&L. He has responsibility for the company’s small-scale renewable generation projects, energy products and services platform, energy efficiency and demand response portfolio, community and customer strategy as well as communications, marketing, economic development, governmental affairs and public relations functions. He joined KCP&L in 2007 as Director of Governmental Affairs.
Prior to joining KCP&L, he was president of the Missouri Energy Development Association, the trade association for Missouri’s investor-owned natural gas, water and electric utilities. In 2004, Mr. Caisley served as both the Chief of Staff and top political advisor to Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway – the first woman Speaker of the Missouri House. During his tenure, he was instrumental in passing several landmark pieces of legislation, including tort, nursing home and foster care reform, as well as increased funding for life-sciences research. While working in the Missouri legislature, Mr. Caisley won awards from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and the Missouri Bar Association for his work to obtain permanent funding for low-income legal services.