Michael (Mike) J. Chesser is a member of the Board of Directors for Allegion.
He also serves on the Board of Directors at Polypore International Inc. Mike has served on the Board of Directors at Great Plains Energy Inc., Itron Inc. and UMB Financial Corp. He serves as a trustee at the Midwest Research Institute and the Committee for Economic Development.
Previously, Mike was chairman and chief executive officer of Great Plains Energy Inc., an electric utilities holding company, from 2003 to 2013. Before that, Mike was chief executive officer of United Water Resources, Inc. from January 2, 2002 to March 2003.
Earlier, Mike was chief executive officer and president of GPU Energy (Pennsylvania Electric, Metropolitan Edison and Jersey Central Power and Light) from 2000 to 2002. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of Itron from 1999 to 2000 and president and chief operating officer of Atlantic City Electric Company from 1994 to 1998.
Mike received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in finance administration from Loyola College, Md. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.