Carnegie Mellon University

Kevin Walker

Kevin E. Walker

President & CEO, Duquesne Light Company


Kevin E. Walker President and Chief Executive Officer Duquesne Light Holdings, Duquesne Light Company Kevin has nearly 30 years of utility experience in a host of roles at multiple utilities throughout the country. Prior to joining Duquesne Light Company (DLC), he served as senior vice president of customer and operations services and nuclear decommissioning at Southern California Edison. In this role, he oversaw customer experience for more than five million accounts; the services provided to the corporation through the Operational Services group, which included Supply Chain, Corporate Real Estate, Transportation Services and Corporate Environmental Services; and the on-site transfer of spent nuclear fuel from wet to dry storage. As DLC’s first Black man and person of color to become president and CEO, he is a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served six years as a field artillery officer with a deployment to the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from West Point Academy and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Marshall Township, Pennsylvania, with his spouse John, twins Grace and Max and two dogs Ellie and Henry. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys biking, hiking and exploring Pittsburgh’s trails and parks.