Our Leadership Team

Tom Kent, President and CEO

Tom Kent, President & CEO

Thomas J. Kent was appointed NPPD’s President & Chief Executive Officer May 1, 2020. Tom graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and a master’s degree in Business Administration in 2005. He has also completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Leadership at the Peak, and holds certification as a Situational Leadership® trainer. Mr. Kent is a registered professional electrical engineer in the State of Nebraska. He joined the District in May 1990 as an Environmental Qualification Coordinator at Cooper Nuclear Station and has served in many positions during his career at NPPD. He was appointed Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in May 2011, and then named Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in January 2020. Mr. Kent is very active in the electric utility industry and his community, serving on the Southwest Power Pool Members Committee, and as a board member of the following: Nebraska Power Association; Nebraska Chamber of Commerce; Nuclear Energy Institute; The Energy Authority (TEA), currently serving as chair; Large Public Power Council; American Public Power Association; and the Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Kent is a veteran of the United States Navy, and he and his wife, Dacia, live in rural Lancaster County, Nebraska, and have two adult children.

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Tim Arlt, VP Corporate Strategy & Innovation

Tim Arlt
VP Corporate Strategy & Innovation

Dallas Beshaler, VP of Human Resources and Corporate Services

Dallas Beshaler
VP Human Resources & Corporate Services

Dan Buman, Director of Nuclear Oversight

Dan Buman
Dir. of Nuclear Oversight & Strategic Asset Mgmt.

Ken Curry, VP Customer Service & Chief Customer Officer

Ken Curry
VP Customer Service & Chief Customer Officer

John Dent, VP & Chief Nuclear Office

John Dent
VP & Chief Nuclear Officer

Courtney Dentlinger, Director of External Affairs & Corp Comm

Courtney Dentlinger
Dir. of Wholesale Serv., Ext. Affairs & Corp. Comm.

Pat Hanrahan, General Manager of Retail Services

Pat Hanrahan
General Manager of Retail Services

Laura Kapustka, VP & Chief Financial Officer

Laura Kapustka
VP & Chief Financial Officer

John McClure, VP Government Affairs & General Counsel

John McClure
Executive VP External Affairs & General Counsel

Tim Pospisil, Corporate Security & Chief Security Officer

Tim Pospisil
Dir. of Corporate Security & Chief Security Officer

Conrad Saltzgaber, Chief Audit and Ethics Office

Conrad Saltzgaber
Chief Audit & Ethics Officer

Mick Spencer, Vice President Energy Production

Mick Spencer
VP Energy Production

Robyn Tweedy, VP & Chief Information Officer

Robyn Tweedy
VP & Chief Information Officer

Art Wiese, VP Energy Delivery

Art Wiese
VP Energy Delivery