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 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 a 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. 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.
Throughout his management career, Wolfe has participated in numerous electric industry committees on emergency preparedness, response, and mutual assistance, serving in various officer positions for the Southeastern Electric Exchange Mutual Assistance, Great Lakes Mutual Assistance, and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Mutual Assistance and Emergency Preparedness (MAEP) committees. Wolfe is currently chair of the EEI MAEP, and serves on the EEI Preparedness and Recovery Executive Advisory Committee (P&R EAC) and Board of Directors for Southeastern Electric Exchange. Wolfe also chairs the National Mutual Assistance Resource Team (NMART) which is responsible for assisting with resource allocation procedures during significant multi-regional or national emergencies involving the electric industry.
Outside of work, Wolfe has coached youth athletics for more than 30 years, and is currently serving on the Louisville area chapter board of directors for the American Red Cross.