Steve Epperson to lead Sunflower during national search
Hays, Kan.—July 20, 2023—The Sunflower Electric Power Corp. Board of Directors has appointed Steve Epperson as interim president and CEO, effective immediately.
Epperson will replace Todd Hillman, who served as Sunflower’s president and CEO since January.
“We want to thank Todd for his service to Sunflower, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said Wes Campbell, Sunflower’s board chairman. “We believe Steve is an excellent choice to serve in this interim role and lead Sunflower. These changes will enable Sunflower and our members to continue building on our success.”
Epperson has served as the CEO of Pioneer Electric Cooperative and Southern Pioneer Electric Company—two of Sunflower’s seven distribution member-owners—since 2011.
“I am honored to be chosen by my fellow Sunflower board members to lead Sunflower during this transition period,” Epperson said. “As always, our focus will be on taking care of our members and those they serve by supplying reliable energy at the lowest possible cost. The Sunflower board and staff remain committed to delivering excellent service and innovation our members and communities have come to expect from us.”
A search for a permanent successor is expected to begin as soon as possible.