John Taylor

John Taylor

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

John Taylor was born and raised in Saint Paul and educated at the Cathedral Grade School, Cretin High School, and Saint John’s University. He spent most of his professional career in the downtown Saint Paul area as chief executive of the Hill Family and First Bank System foundations. A veteran of service to more than 100 boards, commissions, foundations, colleges, and cultural organizations, he brings with him a passion for public service, strong organizational planning, creativity, and innovation. Today he is an Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at his alma mater, Saint John’s University. In 1982, he was invited to join the District Energy board by its Chair, former Mayor George Latimer. He served on the District Energy and District Cooling boards for 18 years, including several years as board chair. John joined the Ever-Green Energy board in 2000 and was elected board chair in 2006.

Leadership

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

President and CEO
Michael Ahern

Michael Ahern

Senior Vice President – Project Development
Michael Auger

Michael Auger

Vice President, Risk Management, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Nina Axelson

Nina Axelson

Vice President – Public Relations
Michael Burns

Mike Burns

Senior Vice President – Operations
Andrew Kasid

Andrew Kasid

Executive Vice President, CFO
Pam Sarne

Pam Sarne

Vice President – Accounting
Katherine Verhasselt

Katherine Verhasselt

Vice President - Human Resources & Employee Engagement

Board of Directors

Kris Taylor

Kris Taylor

Chairperson
Erin Campbell

Erin Campbell

Heidi Conrad

Heidi Conrad

Julio Fesser

Julio Fesser

Beverly Jones Heydinger

Beverly Jones Heydinger

Ken Peterson

Ken Peterson

Pat Wolf

Pat Wolf

David Ybarra

David Ybarra

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Ex Officio

George Fremder

George Fremder

Director Emeritus
Former Mayor, George Latimer

George Latimer

Director Emeritus
Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe

Director Emeritus
Barbara Lukermann

Barbara Lukermann

Director Emerita
Susan Sands

Susan Sands

Director Emerita
Bernard St. Peter

Bernard St. Peter

Director Emeritus
John Taylor

John Taylor

DIRECTOR EMERITUS