New Jersey Natural Gas today announced the appointment of Mark G. Kahrer as vice president of regulatory affairs, effective May 8, 2017. In this role, Kahrer will oversee the company’s regulatory strategy.
“Mark Kahrer has been a leader in the utility industry for more than three decades, and we are pleased to have him join our team,” said Laurence M. Downes, chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources. “Under his leadership, I am confident we will continue to work productively with our regulators to meet our customers’ expectations for safe and reliable service.”
Prior to joining NJNG, Mr. Kahrer worked for 34 years with Public Service Electric and Gas Company, most recently serving as senior director – business performance and improvement. In this role, he led the areas of performance management, lean sigma six, operations assurance and compliance and quantitative analytics for PSE&G and PSE&G Long Island. He also served as a member of PSE&G’s rate case team. Before that, he held the positions of vice president of finance for PSE&G and PSE&G Power, assistant treasurer, director of corporate accounting, director of financial risk management, manager of corporate strategic planning and manager of federal affairs.
Kahrer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Peter’s College and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Seton Hall University. He is a member of the New Jersey Utilities Association and a member of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees of Saint Peter’s University.