John R. Crockett III was named to his current position in October 2021. As president he is responsible for all matters of LG&E and KU Energy and serves as a key leader in the PPL organization.
Crockett joined LG&E and KU in January 2018, serving as the company’s General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. In addition to his responsibilities for the company’s Legal and Corporate Compliance departments, he also oversaw local, state and federal External Affairs, and Federal Regulatory and Policy.
Prior to joining LG&E and KU, he served nine years as the chairman of Frost Brown Todd, a regional firm with more than 500 lawyers in mid-America. At Frost Brown Todd, Crockett was responsible for driving the firm’s growth and strategic planning, merger opportunities, and ancillary and new business ventures. During his 27-year tenure at the firm, Crockett focused primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, products liability and mass tort litigation, and has been honored by his peers in “The Best Lawyers in America®” for his work on commercial litigation and mass tort litigation/class actions from 2008 to 2018. In private practice, he represented LG&E and KU for many years in claims associated with the company’s electric and gas operations.
Crockett is highly involved in the community having served on a number of civic and charitable boards. He is the former chair of Greater Louisville, Inc., Louisville’s chamber of commerce, and past president of Family and Children’s Place, and the Kentucky Bar Foundation. He formerly served on the boards of the Leadership Louisville Center, the Jefferson Community and Technical College Foundation, and the Bingham Child Guidance Center, and currently he is a trustee of the Gheens Foundation and a board member of the Speed Art Museum, Baptist Hospital Foundation, and Greater Louisville Foundation.
Crockett earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky.