Full Name
Charles King
Job Title
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Speaker Bio
Charles has more than 32 years of experience leading large-scale IT and technology functions. Charles has been at Evergy for 11 years, progressing from roles as Director of IT Applications, Sr. Director of Applications & Delivery, Vice President of Information Technology, Vice President of IT and CIO, Senior Vice-President of IT and CIO and subsequently to Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer. He leads all IT, security, and new technology deployment functions including corporate applications, transformational merger consolidation projects, cyber and physical security, corporate infrastructure including network, data centers, telephony, field communications, and centralized support functions including business alignment, enterprise architecture, project management, testing/QA, help desk, and desktop support.

Charles’ responsibilities for the physical and cybersecurity of an electric utility requires a robust security posture for Evergy, spanning daily operations and strategic planning. Charles is active across the utility industry having served on various federal agencies, trade organizations, vendor advisory boards, and in various speaking roles and initiatives raising the awareness and sharing of technology advancement and strong security practices. Foundational to these discussions is the enablement and utilization of data/analytics.

Charles holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas, and a B.S. in mathematics from Harding University. He began his career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and later held multiple IT leadership roles at Sprint, Embarq, CenturyLink and Dish Network.
Charles King