VP of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs to retire
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2016) — Angie Evans, manager of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs for LG&E and KU Energy, will be promoted to director, effective Jan. 2, 2017.
Also, Laura Douglas, LG&E and KU Energy’s vice president of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs, today announced plans to retire Jan. 20, 2017, after 14 years with LG&E and KU.
Evans will, among other tasks, develop and implement strategies for managing community relationships with nonprofit organizations and elected officials, direct the company’s philanthropic and grant-making efforts, provide necessary administrative support to the board of the LG&E and KU Foundation, continue to grow the company’s presence in the communities it serves and supervise all staff in the Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs Department.
Evans joined the company in January 2015, and has played a key role in developing and implementing the company’s Corporate Responsibility strategies by managing community relationships, community investments and involvement, key Corporate Responsibility programs and the company’s grant-making process, including LG&E and KU Foundation grants, Plant for the Planet grants, and community investment grants.
Prior to joining LG&E and KU, Evans was vice president of Community Leadership at the Community Foundation of Louisville. She also previously served as director of planned giving at the University of Louisville after eight years in the financial industry as a vice president and private banker at National City — now PNC. Evans’s career began in the public sector, where she worked as special assistant to the Louisville mayor and the director of Affirmative Action.
Douglas joined the company in 2003 as director of Communications, overseeing the utilities’ internal and external communications activities, including employee communications, media relations, brand and advertising, events and community relations. In that role, she also participated in a number of E.ON AG’s global initiatives.
She was named the LG&E and KU’s first vice president of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs in 2007, and continued to grow the department and the company’s community presence ever since.