Art S. Kevorkian was appointed to the California Energy Commission by Governor George Deukmejian in January 1990, filling the engineering position. He retired from the Commission in July 1994.
Mr. Kevorkian served on various committees including: Waste-to-Energy; Energy Efficiency and Conservation; Research, Development and Demonstration; and Siting and Regulatory Procedures.
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Kevorkian served as the Local Assistance Officer for the state's Department of General Services, a position Governor Deukmejian appointed him to in 1983. As the state's Local Assistance Officer, Mr. Kevorkian administrated hundreds of millions of dollars in state-funded school facilities assistance programs. Mr. Kevorkian formerly served as a project and contracts manager for the Ralph M. Parsons Company, a Pasadena oil and gas engineering firm, and as an independent real estate consultant. He has also served in various managerial positions with Tishman Realty and Construction Company, Automation Industries, and Lockheed California Company.
Mr. Kevorkian is a licensed mechanical engineer and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.