John Wolfe was named to his current position in March of 2016. He has more than 25 years of experience in the utility industry.
Wolfe joined LG&E and KU in 1991 as an engineer within Gas Operations, after working three co-ops in Gas Engineering, and graduating from the University of Louisville with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Early in his engineering career, Wolfe helped to automate the company's gas compressor stations, oversaw startup of the large scale gas main replacement program, and worked as an operations auditor in Internal Auditing. He subsequently advanced through various management-level positions in Gas and Electric Distribution Operations – including group leader of Gas Engineering and Planning; manager of Gas Service Center; manager of Operations Center; director of Distribution Operations, and director of Electric System Restoration and Dispatch.
As director, Wolfe participated in numerous electric industry committees on emergency preparedness, response, and mutual assistance, serving in various officer positions for the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Mutual Assistance, Great Lakes Mutual Assistance (GLMA), and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Mutual Assistance and Emergency Preparedness (MAEP) committees. Wolfe is currently vice chair of the EEI National Mutual Assistance Resource Team, which is responsible for assisting with resource allocation procedures during significant multi-regional or national emergencies involving the electric industry.
In his current role, Wolfe is responsible for Electric Distribution and Transportation for LG&E, KU and ODP. This includes Substation Construction and Maintenance, Substation Engineering, Distribution Operations, Design, Electric Reliability, Asset Information, Forestry Services, and Electric Engineering and Planning.