Brief: Westar to hold forum on merger

Mark Feuerborn

Westar Energy plans to host a presentation on their acquisition by a Kansas City company Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Kansas Room.

Westar, the sole provider for electricity in Topeka and an employer for a large portion of Topekans, recently announced they have been purchased by a Kansas City company, Great Plains Incorporated, in a merger between the two. In light of concerns on how this will affect Topeka’s business sector and its inhabitants, Tony Somma, Westar Energy’s Chief Financial Officer, will join Beta Alpha Psi on campus as part of the organization’s speaker series. Somma will host a presentation wherein he will address concerns regarding the acquisition, and talk in detail on the impacts it will have on Topeka.

Those interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP with Thomas Hall via his email, [email protected], and business casual dress is required. Pizza will be provided to those in attendance.