Ron Skagen Rollup Image Page ContentCommissioner, Douglas County PUD Wenatchee, WashingtonRon Skagen took office as Commissioner for Douglas County PUD in January 2007 and was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in December 2022.Ron Skagen is a fourth generation Douglas County resident. He was raised in East Wenatchee and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Washington State University. Ron was also a graduate from the first class of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation’s leadership program.Ron was raised in the tree-fruit industry, and for the first 25 years of his career managed fruit warehouses in Central Washington. He later transitioned to commercial lending, working 12 years as a business loan officer. As a loan officer, Ron focused on agricultural and small and medium sized businesses. In 2013, Ron formed a consulting business to help clients with management, financial, and strategic planning. Clients are primarily from relationships Ron developed in the tree-fruit industry, and later as a banker. During his term as a PUD Commissioner, Ron has been active in the American Public Power Association (APPA) and the Washington PUD Association (WPUDA). For APPA, Ron served both on their Policy Makers Council and Board of Directors. For WPUDA, Ron served on the Executive Committee as Secretary, Vice President, and President; he is currently serving as Treasurer. Ron enjoys contributing to his community. He has served on the Board of Trustees for both the Wenatchee Valley YMCA and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. Ron and his wife Lisa have seven adult children and twelve grandchildren.Board of Directors member since 2022.