Darrin Ives

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs


Advisory Board Member

As vice president, regulatory affairs, Darrin Ives oversees the strategic development and administration of pricing, rates, rules and regulations, revenue requirements, tariff filings, and customer contracts at federal and Kansas and Missouri levels. He also is responsible for ensuring regulatory affairs supports corporate strategies and objectives and satisfies the complex and rigorous requirements of regulatory rules, policies and processes.

Mr. Ives joined KCP&L in 1996 as an accountant in the external reporting department. He assumed progressive levels of responsibility in the accounting services division, serving as assistant controller at the time of his move to regulatory affairs. As assistant controller, he was responsible for external financial reporting, regulatory reporting and accounting research.

As a certified public accountant, Mr. Ives’ career in public accounting began in 1992 with Coopers & Lybrand LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Mr. Ives is a current board member for KidsTLC, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a former board member of Camps for Kids.