Bose McKinney & Evans LLP has named Kristina Kern Wheeler a partner in the firm’s Utilities Group. She previously served as vice president and staff counsel for Indiana Municipal Power Agency, a public power agency that serves 60 municipalities with significant generation, transmission and distribution assets across the Midwest. Wheeler was general counsel for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Throughout her career, she has practiced before state and federal courts as well as numerous regulatory bodies, which include the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Wheeler negotiated the construction contract for a $4 billion turn-key power plant and has extensive experience in energy efficiency and green power projects. She is a graduate of Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law. Wheeler is an author, an experienced speaker and presenter and a member of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Utility Law Section where she chaired the section’s Consumer Affairs Subcommittee. In her new role, she will represent businesses, municipalities, executives and government officials in matters related to utility, government, business, bond, administrative and environmental issues. Wheeler volunteered for the nonprofits Indy Reads and Habitat for Humanity and participated in the ISBA “Ask a Lawyer” pro bono program. She is also an executive board member of a parent-teacher organization within Carmel Clay Schools.

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