President & CEO at Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)
David Bissell has served as the President & CEO at Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) since June 2010. He originally joined KIUC as chief financial officer in August 2006.
Mr. Bissell is a certified public accountant, and brings more than 25 years of financial and electric utility management experience to KIUC. Under Bissell’s leadership, KIUC has more than tripled its renewable generation capabilities. The cooperative has been consistently ranked since 2005 as one of the top utilities for solar integration by the Smart Electric Power Alliance.
Prior to joining the cooperative, Bissell worked for Cinergy Corp (now part of Duke Energy). He began his career in the utility industry at Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative in Bloomington, Indiana.
Bissell earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the state University of New York at Brockport, and his M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He lives in Wailua with his wife, Carla, and their daughter, Kathleen.
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