Ken Collins

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Commissioner, Jefferson County PUD
Nordland, Wash.

Kenneth Collins has been a commissioner at Jefferson Public Utility District for two years and currently serves as board president.  He was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in 2017 and elected secretary in October 2020.  

His career as a mental health professional included 14 years providing consulting services to Pacific Gas and Electric and 12 years working for Chevron Corporation, the majority spent as international manager of Chevron’s Employee Assistance Program.   

During his career as a behavioral healthcare consultant, he provided services to Fortune 100 companies, including Boeing, Bayer Corporation, International Truck and Engine, Monsanto, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pharmacia and Motorola.  

In 2006, he moved to the Olympic Peninsula, planted a vineyard and operated a winery, with his wife Judith, until 2016.  He holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.   

Board of Directors Member Since 2017