Ken Black has been at E Source since 2001 in various roles, including company president. As chairman of the board, Ken focuses on utility strategic thought leadership, including executive customer relations, consulting, utility innovation, and industry conference presentations.
Ken has worked in the electric and gas utility industry for more than 35 years, building his knowledge of marketing, strategy, demand-side management (DSM), emerging technologies, market research, customer demographics and behavior, customer experience, business and economic development, account management, and energy services. He has managed utility DSM and marketing departments and worked on both sides of the utility customer meter, including auditing facilities, designing programs, and launching products and services for utilities and energy service companies (ESCOs). In addition, Ken has worked closely with energy and facility managers from Fortune 500 companies. He has deep expertise in the energy needs, energy profiles, and technologies for the large commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors and has consulted with national companies in energy management and procurement strategies.
Before joining E Source, Ken was a founding partner of Public Energy Services LLC, where he focused on energy services, helping utilities develop those businesses and managing their sales and delivery capabilities. He also served as director of marketing and business development for Entergy Integrated Solutions and as manager of marketing for PECO (now Exelon). Ken has a BA in biology and an MBA in marketing from Temple University and is an active member of industry committees and associations.