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Brad Loveless

Brad LovelessKansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 2018

Brad Loveless was raised in Ohio. He received a bachelor's degree in zoology from Ohio State University and a master's degree in biology from the University of Kansas. He has worked for Westar Energy for 32 years, spending his first 12 of those years at Wolf Creek Nuclear Station in Burlington. While at Westar Energy he helped plan company actions to address climate change and led the Green Team, a volunteer group of employees and retirees working on habitat improvement, environmental access and education, and enhancement of sensitive species for 29 years. In 2019 he was named secretary of Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

In 2013 he received the Kansas State Forester’s Award for Community Forestry. He was recognized in 2009 by the Kansas Wildlife Federation as Wildlife Conservationist of the Year and by the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education as the Strickler Award winner for Environmental Education. He serves on the board of the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, the Kansas Water Authority, the Kansas Forest Service Advisory Council, and is chair of the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams.