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June 22, 2022 – Hays, Kan. – Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, headquartered in Hays, Kan., has launched a nationwide search for its next president and chief executive officer, following the retirement of current President and CEO Stuart Lowry. The Sunflower Board of Directors has retained CarterBaldwin Executive Search as a partner for the search. The search process will be led by Chris Guiney, who leads CarterBaldwin’s energy and infrastructure practice.

In 1957, six western Kansas distribution cooperatives formed Sunflower on the cooperative business model as a source for wholesale generation and transmission services. As distribution cooperatives, they understood the importance of the seven cooperative principles, the importance of creating a company that focuses not on profit but on the best interest of Kansans and their way of life.

Today, Sunflower’s members include six member distribution cooperatives and one wholly owned subsidiary serving consumer-members in 58 central and western Kansas counties. The focus of Sunflower’s 400+ workforce is to deliver its seven members with reliable energy at the lowest possible cost via a diverse fuel electric generation mix, including both traditional and renewable resources, and more than 2,400 miles of high-voltage transmission line.

To learn more about the CEO opportunity at Sunflower, please click here. Interested candidates should submit a personal letter of interest addressed to the Sunflower Board of Directors and résumé to For most favorable consideration, application materials should be submitted by August 31, 2022.

About CarterBaldwin Executive Search

CarterBaldwin is a retained executive search firm that partners with leading corporations, organizations, and institutions to help them build exceptional leadership teams. Its practice leaders have more than 100 years of combined executive search experience and are focused on delivering excellent results tailored to the unique goals and needs of every client. With C-level corporate search as its foundation, CarterBaldwin has expanded its client portfolio to include non-profit and academic sectors and has evolved from a regional firm to a national firm with international reach.

CarterBaldwin’s Energy and Infrastructure practice serves clients across the gas, electric power, renewables, cleantech, telecom, water, waste, mining, construction, and related infrastructure projects. As the energy and infrastructure sectors continue to rebound and with more focus on energy and infrastructure investing than ever before, CarterBaldwin has established a leadership position developing and building executive teams for its clients.

About Sunflower

Sunflower’s member cooperatives include Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative, Dighton; Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Ulysses; Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Norton; The Victory Electric Cooperative Association, Dodge City; Western Cooperative Electric Association, WaKeeney; and Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Scott City, Kansas. Southern Pioneer Electric Company is also a Member of Sunflower. Visit Sunflower’s website at