Chair Susan K. Duffy

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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 and was re-elected Chair on January 17, 2023. Her term expires March 15, 2023.

Duffy is a member of NARUC, serving on the Critical Infrastructure Committee and the Energy Resources and Environment Committee. She also serves as Governor Kelly’s Official Representative for Kansas to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), and serves as the Chair for the Finance Committee and is a member of the Steering Committee. Duffy presently serves as a board member of the FRI (Financial Research Institute).

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. Duffy was also a fiscal analyst for the non-partisan Kansas Legislative Research Department and responsible for the analysis of Medicaid and social service budgets.

Duffy has been a Topeka resident for over forty years. She serves as past chair of the United Way of Greater Topeka and serves on numerous boards and commissions in Topeka. Duffy also served in a variety of statewide, regional and national board positions as well.                                                      

Duffy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Wichita State University.