Ken Peterson

Ken Peterson

Ken Peterson is Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. A St. Paul resident, he joined the District Energy Board in 2015 as a City of St. Paul appointee and previously served a term representing District Energy’s large customers. As Commissioner, he has successfully led efforts to increase on the job training opportunities; improve workplace safety; and reduce workers compensation medical costs while increasing injured workers benefits. Among his other government leadership roles have been stints as director of St. Paul’s Planning and Economic Development Department and chief of staff for the mayor. In addition to government service and practicing law, he’s been a college teacher and journalist. Peterson is President of the National Association of Government Labor Officials and serves on the boards of the History Theater and the Minnesota Safety Council. He previously was President of the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation, chaired the Anishinabe Legal Services Board and was a member of the Ramsey County Charter Commission. Peterson is a graduate of Hamline University and George Washington University Law School.

Leadership

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

President and CEO
Andrew Kasid

Andrew Kasid

Executive Vice President, CFO
Cathy Hart

Cathy Hart

Chief Administrative Officer
Michael Ahern

Michael Ahern

Senior Vice President – Project Development
Michael Burns

Mike Burns

Senior Vice President – Operations
Michael Auger

Michael Auger

Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Nina Axelson

Nina Axelson

Vice President – Public Relations
Pam Sarne

Pam Sarne

Vice President – Accounting

Board of Directors

Mark Rancone

Mark Rancone

Chairperson
Heidi Conrad

Heidi Conrad

Rassoul Dastmozd, PhD

Rassoul Dastmozd, PhD

Pat Hamilton

Patrick Hamilton

Ken Peterson

Ken Peterson

Kris Taylor

Kris Taylor

Pat Wolf

Pat Wolf

David Ybarra

David Ybarra

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Ex Officio

Former Mayor, George Latimer

George Latimer

Director Emeritus
Susan Sands

Susan Sands

Director Emerita
Barbara Lukermann

Barbara Lukermann

Director Emerita
Bernard St. Peter

Bernard St. Peter

Director Emeritus
Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe

Director Emeritus