The mission of the Kansas Corporation Commission is to serve the people of Kansas by regulating the State's energy infrastructure, oil and gas production, and commercial trucking to ensure public safety. More about the KCC...
Meet the Commissioners
Chairperson Andrew J. French
Andrew French was appointed to the KCC on June 12, 2020 by Governor Laura Kelly and approved by the Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee on June 24, 2020. He was elected Chairperson on January 14, 2021. His term expires March 15, 2024.
Before his appointment to the KCC, French practiced law with the firm of Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered, in Overland Park, Kansas. His law practice focused on energy policy and the regulation of utility rates and services. French represented a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including large industrial energy customers, local school districts, and a natural gas utility company. He also advised a diverse clientele in general corporate, business, and civil litigation matters. More about Andrew J. French...
Commissioner Dwight D. Keen
Dwight D. Keen was appointed to the KCC by Governor Jeff Colyer on March 29, 2018 and confirmed by the Kansas Senate on April 7, 2018. He served as Chairman from January 17, 2019, to January 16, 2020. His term expires March 15, 2022.
Keen is a member of NARUC, serving on the Committee on Gas, the Subcommittee on Pipeline Safety, and the Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities. Keen formerly served as the Official Representative for Kansas to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), and also served on its Steering, Finance, and Resolutions Committees.
Keen has experience in business, law and government. His prior legal and finance experience includes serving as a securities attorney with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (presently FINRA) in Washington, D.C.; serving as the Senior Financial Analyst and Counsel to the Director of Corporation Finance for a large money center bank in New York City; and practicing corporate and securities law with two prominent Wichita law firms. More about Dwight D. Keen...
Commissioner Susan K. Duffy
Susan Duffy was appointed to the KCC on March 18, 2019 by Governor Laura Kelly and confirmed by the Kansas Senate on May 3, 2019. She served as Chair from January 16, 2020 to January 14, 2021. Her term expires March 15, 2023.
Prior to coming to the KCC, Duffy served as General Manager for the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority for six years.
The bulk of Duffy’s career has been in state government. Duffy served in several senior management positions in Kansas state government including Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Kansas Corporation Commission; Director of Administration for the Kansas Historical Society, Fiscal Controller and Director of Research for the Kansas Department of Revenue; and Senior Budget Analyst in the Governor’s Budget Office. More about Susan K. Duffy...