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Dave Kirkwood

Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Deployment & Finance

Dave Kirkwood is Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Deployment and Finance of Tenaska and is responsible for the origination, evaluation, analysis, negotiation and execution of opportunities to deploy Tenaska capital through acquisitions and investments. He maintains and fosters banking, investment banking and prospective investor relationships, and coordinates the sourcing, syndication and execution of capital-raising efforts including corporate debt, project debt and equity. He also provides financial analysis and documentation support to other organizations within Tenaska and is a member of Tenaska’s Executive Leadership Board.

Before assuming the current role in 2022, Mr. Kirkwood served as Senior Vice President with a capital formation and deployment role in the Strategic Development and Acquisitions group. Before that, he served as Vice President and Treasurer responsible for corporate and project financials and development support. He has also led strategic development and acquisitions as a Director of Finance and is a founding member of Tenaska’s Asset Management group.

During Mr. Kirkwood’s tenure at Tenaska, he has led or participated in nearly $15 billion in transactions of which $6.8 billion are debt related and $3 billion are equity related. He led the development of Tenaska’s tax equity investing effort and the construction financing of Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South, the first bank-financed solar project in the U.S. He also served on the Board of Soltage, a commercial and industrial solar developer and as an Alternate Board Member of Hidroelctica Boliviana

Before joining Tenaska in 1999, Mr. Kirkwood served as Technical Accounting Supervisor at Woodmen Life where his responsibilities included risk and insurance management, investment accounting, tax compliance and planning.

Outside of Tenaska, Mr. Kirkwood serves as Chairman of the Omaha Community Playhouse Foundation, Former President of Omaha Community Playhouse Board of Trustees, member of Creighton Preparatory School Board of Trustees, Former President of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska and Community Board Member of CHI Bergan Mercy/Creighton University Medical School.

Mr. Kirkwood has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also an Associate of Risk Management through the Risk and Insurance Management Society and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute.