Mark Kahrer was named senior vice president-regulatory affairs, marketing and energy efficiency at New Jersey Natural Gas and James Kent was promoted to vice president-corporate risk management at New Jersey Resources, NJNG’s parent company.
In his new role, Kahrer oversees all aspects of the regulatory affairs, gas supply, environmental services, marketing and energy efficiency functions at NJNG, including short and long-term regulatory planning and strategy, driving innovation and sustainability and achieving growth objectives.
He’s been at NJNG since 2017 as vice president-regulatory affairs, and prior to joining NJNG spent 34 years at PSE&G in various roles.
As vice president-corporate risk management, Kent is responsible for the management, leadership and strategic direction of NJR’s risk management, internal audit, financial controls compliance, security, business continuity, procurement and contract management programs, as well as facility operations.
He joined NJR in 2013 as the director of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and became director-risk management and treasurer in 2015. Prior to NJR, he worked at Constellation Energy, American Electric Power, NextEra Energy and Deloitte and Touche over a period of more than 20 years.