Asset Management

Kansas City Power & Light

April 2016 – Present (9 months)Kansas City, Missouri Area

  • Asset lifecycle, performance management
  • Data analysis, trending
  • Project creation, studies, recommendations and management
  • ~$200M capital budget management

CEO, Owner

Holt KC Consulting

September 2000 – Present (16 years 4 months)Kansas City, Missouri Area

  • Event services subsidiaries
  • Small business consulting
  • Operations, training
  • Marketing campaign management
  • Accounting, taxes, investments

Distribution System Operations Supervisor

Kansas City Power & Light

January 2015 – April 2016 (1 year 4 months) Kansas City, Missouri Area

  • Supervision and management of bargaining unit employees
  • Resource planning and scheduling
  • Storm restoration effort management
  • Interdepartmental coordination and communication

Operations Reliability Engineer

Kansas City Power & Light

October 2011 – January 2015 (3 years 4 months) Kansas City, Missouri Area

  • Big-Data analytics and reporting
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)
  • Divisional metric target determination and management
  • Business intelligence implementation and analyses
  • System automation
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Benchmarking and performance management
  • ~$22M Project management
  • Emergency Operations Center support

Real Time Systems Application Programmer/Analyst

Kansas City Power & Light

October 2009 – October 2011 (2 years 1 month) Kansas City, Missouri Area

  • 24/7 On call support for Outage Management Systems
  • Six sigma 99.9999% system uptime
  • Interpret business usergroups needs
  • Provide timely solutions to operationally critical systems

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Kiewit Power Engineers

May 2008 – June 2009 (1 year 2 months) Kansas City, Missouri Area

  • Power plant control system design and implementation
  • Cost effective purchasing strategy
  • Develop standards and procedures
  • Developed automated tools to reduce human error and make control selection more efficient

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Management
Rockhurst University
2011 – 2013

BS Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri-Columbia
2004 – 2008

BS Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering
University of Missouri-Columbia
2004 – 2008

$200M+ Capital Budget

KCP&L, April 2016

Involved in creation, modification, and budgeting strategy for $200M+ delivery organization capital budget. The budget consisted of 276 individual budget items including 66 programs and over 190 projects. Worked with key stakeholders to identify risks, costs, benefits, of multiple budget strategies to ensure minimal risk exposure and maximum benefit while meeting target budget guidelines.

Outage Management System Replacement

KCP&L, May 2015

Project manager for $22M critical software system replacement. Evaluated multiple potential solutions, created economic business case, funding justification, and resource plan for the project. Architected and advised on integrations between multiple systems, implemented new business intelligence platform for real time big data analysis. Also worked with customer facing groups to develop strategy and implement real time alert and estimated restoration time messaging platform for consumers.

Storm Estimated Restoration Model

KCP&L, November 2013

Satisfied an operational need to model storm restoration efforts in real time by performing prescriptive data analysis for executive leadership. Analyzed outage history to determine past performance based on different leadership decisions. System displays how current storm restoration would be affected if leadership makes certain decisions at different points in the storm.

Grundfos Strategic Business Competition

November 2012

Worked with team of graduate level Rockhurst MBA students to prepare for and compete in Global Grundfos Challenge. Team won regional case study competition in Kansas City by recommending strategic addition of intelligence to existing products with a focus on Grundfos business process implementations to take advantage of these capabilities. Team won finalist in the case study in Bjerringbro, Denmark by presenting a strategy to win hypothetical bid from a UK based utility. Proposal included smart devices with a proactive approach to maintenance that leveraged local Grundfos certified partners. Solutions presented included short and long term strategies with immediately quantifiable benefits that aligned closely with the Grundfos core values. Potential savings estimated at $ 17M.

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