Our Leadership Team

Pat Pope, President and CEO

Pat Pope, President & CEO

Patrick L. Pope graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and earned a master’s degree in Business Administration in 1995. He joined NPPD in December 1979 as an Electrical Engineer and has also held the positions of Distribution Planning Engineer, District Operations Superintendent, Regional Operations Superintendent, Regional Manager, Energy Control Center Manager and Vice President of Transmission Services. He was appointed Vice President of Energy Delivery in October of 2003. In November of 2004, Mr. Pope was named Vice President of Energy Supply. In January of 2008 he was appointed Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. In April of 2011, he was appointed President & CEO.

Tim Arlt, General Manager of Retail

Tim Arlt
General Manager of Retail

Traci Bender, VP and Chief Financial Officer

Traci Bender
VP & Chief Financial Officer

Ken Curry, VP Customer and Support Services

Ken Curry
VP Customer & Corporate Services

John Dent, VP & Chief Nuclear Office

John Dent
VP & Chief Nuclear Officer

Courtney Dentlinger, Governmental Affairs Manager

Courtney Dentlinger
Governmental Affairs Manager

Alan Dostal, Director of Research

Alan Dostal
Director of Research

Tom Kent, VP & Chief Operating Office

Tom Kent
VP & Chief Operating Officer

Dave Kimball, Director of Nuclear Oversight

David Kimball
Director of Nuclear Oversight

John McClure, VP Government Affairs & General Counsel

John McClure
VP Government Affairs & General Counsel

Conrad Saltzgaber, Chief Audit and Ethics Office

Conrad Saltzgaber
Chief Audit & Ethics Officer