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Electric Institute (EEI)
R. Kuhn is president of the Edison Electric Institute, the association
of investor-owned electric companies whose members generate
and distribute approximately three-quarters of the Nation's
electricity. In addition, EEI has a growing affiliate membership
of utilities worldwide. Mr. Kuhn joined the Institute in 1985
as executive vice president, was named chief operating officer
in 1988, and elected president in 1990.
to joining the Institute, Mr. Kuhn was president of the American
Nuclear Energy Council, which subsequently merged with the Nuclear
Energy Institute. The Council represented virtually all of the
companies in the commercial nuclear power industry. He joined
the Council in 1975 as vice president, government affairs, and
became president in 1983.
1972 to 1975, he headed the energy section of the investment banking
firm, Alex Brown and Sons. Prior to that, from 1970 to 1972, Mr.
Kuhn was White House Liaison Officer to the Secretary of the Navy.
received a BA in Economics in 1968 from Yale University, served
as a Naval Officer following his graduation, and completed a Masters
in Business Administration in 1972 from George Washington University.
He completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Senior Executive Program in 1989.
Kuhn served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the
Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on
the Boards of the United States Energy Association, The Alliance
to Save Energy, The Electric Drive Transportation Association
and the American Council for Capital Formation. He is chairman
of the Committee of 100 of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. He is
Chairman-Emeritus of the American Society of Association Executives,
and past-chairman of ASAE's Key Industry Association Committee
and of the Trade Association Liaison Council.
was chosen as Association Executive of the Year 2000 by Association
Trends magazine. He was the recipient of The Energy Daily's 2000
Public Policy Leadership Award. Mr. Kuhn also received the Alliance
to Save Energy's 2004 Chairman's Award.
serves on the Boards of the National Park Foundation and the U.S.
Navy Memorial Foundation. He also serves on the Board of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, as well as being a Board member and
past chairman of the National Capital Chapter. Mr. Kuhn was awarded
the Bess Goodman Humanitarian Award in 2000. He served as 1992
and 1997 chairman of the Associations Division, United Way Campaign,
and chairman of the 1996 through 1998 National Alliance to End
Homelessness Awards dinners.