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Mayors and Electric Utilities – by Mike Beehler

Please read my article below – “Mayors and electric utilities - natural partners in the COVID-19 crisis."  American City & County has been the voice of state and local government since 1909. The magazine serves a powerful audience of city, county and state...

American City & County Magazine

Please read my article below - "An Equal Opportunity for the American Dream." - Mike Beehler     American City & County has been the voice of state and local government since 1909. The magazine serves a powerful audience of city, county and state...

Black Swan Event COVID-19

Written By: Mike Beehler Black Swan events are very rare and unpredictable. The COVID-19 pandemic is just such a Black Swan event. This is a true test of leadership in American business, especially for the nation’s electric and gas utilities.  These regulated...

Economic Relief from a Compassionate Conservative

Economic Relief from a Compassionate Conservative George W. Bush coined the phrase “compassionate conservative” in his run for the presidency in 2000. Bush got elected and then the nation’s focus changed on September 11, 2001. This phrase seems appropriate for the...

Former Burns & McDonnell executive will run for Sharice Davids’ seat

By Bryan Lowry Kansas City Star February 21, 2020 11:13 AM A former Burns & McDonnell executive will join the Republican primary to challenge Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids in Kansas. Mike Beehler, a former vice president of Kansas City engineering firm Burns...
Whitepaper: A New Paradigm of Thinking

Whitepaper: A New Paradigm of Thinking

Innovation is all the buzz.  But ideas are cheap: it’s solutions that have value.  Can a regulated, monopolistic electric utility compete against the myriad nimble, technology start-ups that plan to change the world?  Does it need to?  We need a “new paradigm of...

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