LG&E President and CEO Paul Thompson announces retirement

September 3, 2021

LG&E and KU Energy president and CEO Paul Thompson is retiring effective January 1, 2022.

Thompson, 64, who joined the company in 1991 and has held the position since March 2018, will be succeeded by John Crockett, 57, who joined LG&E and KU in January 2018. Prior to that, he was chairman of Frost Brown Todd, a regional law firm with offices in eight states.

Crockett, like Thompson, embodies LG&E and KU’s deep commitment to community service. In 2019 he served as chairman of LG&E and KU’s Power of One campaign, an annual employee-giving campaign that supports the Crusade for Children, Fund for the Arts and 25 United Way organizations across the company’s service territories. That year the campaign raised nearly $2 million. Since 2005, the Power of One has raised nearly $28 million, and employees have contributed more than $1 million every year for the last 14 years.

Crockett also served for many years on the boards of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Louisville Center, Family and Children’s Place and the Bingham Child Guidance Center. Currently, he is a trustee of the Gheens Foundation and a board member of the Speed Art Museum, Baptist Hospital Foundation, Greater Louisville Foundation, the Kentucky Bar Foundation and the JCTC Foundation.