C. Michael Lennen

C. Michael Lennen

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C. Michael  Lennen


Lennen was born on October 1, 1945 in Syracuse, Kan. He received his Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude in 1967 from Southwestern College. He earned his Juris Doctorate with Dean's Honors from Washburn University School of Law in 1974.  Lennen served as secretary of the Kansas Department of Revenue (1979-1983) and chair of the Kansas Corporation Commission (1983-1987). 

Lennen worked as a shareholder and director for Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd. until 2007. He went to work for Westar Energy, where he served as vice president of regulatory affairs. Lennen retired from Westar in September of 2012. He currently is associated in an "of counsel" capacity with the Morris Law Firm.