Ken Krich manages all administrative staff in his role as CIEE's Assistant Director, and serves as Program Director of its Climate Change research area. Ken joined CIEE in 2002.
After a successful 25-year career in business management, Ken left to pursue his passion in energy and resources. With a focus on biomass energy projects, he became a Visiting Specialist at the University of California Energy Institute, and later a Project Manager for Sustainable Conservation. Ken was research manager and lead author of an influential US Department of Agriculture study on the feasibility of generating biomethane from dairy manure for use as transportation fuel. He has served on the Executive Board of the California Biomass Collaborative, and the Western Governors’ Association Biomass Task Force.
Ken’s business career began at Westbrae Natural Foods. After business school, his focus turned to the rapidly expanding computer industry first as Manager of Financial Planning for ComputerLand’s International Division, and then as CEO of ComputerWare. With ten Bay Area locations, ComputerWare was the nation’s largest Apple-only retail chain prior to the arrival of the Apple stores. He has served on corporate boards and consulted for consumer products companies. Ken has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. in Finance from UC Berkeley.