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Written on: April 17, 2023

Kathy Johnson Portrait Shoot. Chicago IL. April 12, 2023. © 2023 Andrew Collings Photography.

Chicago, Illinois-based EDP has promoted Kathy Johnson to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Kathy joined EDP in 2018 with more than 20 years of human resource leadership experience across a variety of industries. She most recently served as EDP’s Vice President of Human Resources.

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Kathy leads the company’s Human Resources department and is a key member of EDP’s acquisition team. She and her staff of seven human resources and payroll professionals provide support to more than 700 employees across 19 states. Kathy and her team oversee payroll, employee benefits, compensation and talent management as well HR policies and compliance for EDP’s corporate office and its 40 retail operations. She has a
bachelor’s degree in human resources management from DePaul University and will be graduating in July from Tulane University School of Law with a Masters of Jurisprudence in Employment and Labor Law.

According to EDP’s Chief Executive Officer Tom Knauff, “Given our rapid expansion through acquisition, Kathy has played a critical role in EDP’s growth. She and her team are committed to providing a smooth HR integration process for our new acquisitions while ensuring we maintain the culture of each local operation. We are “people-focused” at EDP, and Kathy truly cares about our employees and their wellbeing. We are lucky to have her.”

About Energy Distribution Partners

EDP is an industry leader in America’s fast changing energy landscape, with deep experience in retail and commercial propane sales, operations and finance. The company provides safe, reliable propane service to residential and commercial customers in 19 states. EDP pursues a long-term strategy of purchasing/partnering with successful operations in propane and other fuels and in the midstream energy sector, retaining the brand name, preserving local management and delegating to leaders in local communities.

The company is actively seeking partners for growth. For more information, please visit www.edplp.net.