Ken Smith

Ken Smith

President and CEO

Ken Smith, PE, MBA, has been the president and CEO of Ever-Green Energy and its parent company District Energy St. Paul since 2010. A recognized leader in community and campus scale energy systems, Ken is actively engaged in industry, policy, and academic forums addressing a low-carbon energy future. He is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally and is regularly requested to brief local, state, and federal planners, policy makers, and regulators. For the past 8 years, Ken has participated in an energy policy exchange between Germany and the State of Minnesota.

Prior to joining Ever-Green Energy in 2006, Ken worked globally in the engineering and construction industry for over 20 years: planning, designing, and implementing mission critical projects, including central plants, microgrids, data centers, and facilities for advanced tech industries, campuses, international airports, and US Department of Defense.

Ken currently serves as president of the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System Board of Directors (M-RETS); Incoming Chair of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce; and is a Fellow of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE). From 2014-2015 he served as Chair of the International District Energy Association board of directors. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. Ken is a registered professional engineer in several US states.

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
Michael Burns

Mike Burns

Senior Vice President – Operations
Andrew Kasid

Andrew Kasid

Executive Vice President, CFO
Pam Sarne

Pam Sarne

Vice President – Accounting
Tom Thomalla

Tom Thomalla, Jr.

Director of Information Systems
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

Nicole M Hansen

Nicole M. Hansen

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