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Mr. Steven Duan Kern
Steve Kern was appointed General Manager of Cowlitz PUD effective January 18, 2016. He has worked as an energy consultant throughout the Northwest. Prior to that he served as the Power Supply and Environmental Affairs Officer for Seattle City Light.
Kern holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geological science with an emphasis in hydrology from the University of Washington, and completed graduate level business courses in accounting, finance, economics, statistics and information systems management from Seattle University.
Steve has over 38 years of experience working for utilities and energy companies including Duke Energy and PNGC Power, where he was senior vice president. Throughout his career, he has specialized in power supply management, portfolio risk management and renewable resources.