Michael Burns

Mike Burns

Senior Vice President – Operations

Mike Burns has worked for District Energy and its affiliated companies since 1998. He is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the energy generation facilities and distribution systems for District Energy. Mike has been instrumental in the implementation of a 33 MW, biomass-fired combined heat and power facility, development of the renewable fuel market for the CHP plant, and integration of this facility into the local energy delivery system. Under his leadership, District Energy operations has achieved best-in-class reliability while experiencing rapid rates of growth. He has more than 18 years of engineering and managerial experience in all aspects of energy facility operations and project implementation, from large electric utility generating units to renewable energy and CHP installations. Mike has a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

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