John Taylor

John Taylor

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
Anders Rydaker

Anders Rydaker

Executive Vice President of Sustainable Energy Solutions
Andrew Kasid

Andrew Kasid

Executive Vice President, CFO
Michael Ahern

Michael Ahern

Senior Vice President – Project Development
Michael Burns

Michael Burns

Senior Vice President – Operations
Cathy Hart

Cathy Hart

Chief Administrative Officer
Nina Axelson

Nina Axelson

Vice President – Public Relations
Pam Sarne

Pam Sarne

Vice President – Accounting
Michael Auger

Michael Auger

Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

Tom Kingston

Thomas Kingston

Chairperson
Donna Avery

Donna Avery

Bonnie Holub

Bonnie Holub

Channon Lemon

Channon Lemon

Harry Melander

Harry Melander

Mark Rancone

Mark Rancone

Anders Rydaker

Anders Rydaker

John Taylor

John Taylor

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Ex Officio
Susan Sands

Susan Sands

Director Emerita
Barbara Lukermann

Barbara Lukermann

Director Emerita
Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe

Director Emeritus

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