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Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Beardsley

Chief Financial Officer
kbeardsley@duluthport.com

Kevin Beardsley was named the Port Authority's Chief Financial Officer effective December 1, 2014, becoming just the third CFO in this agency's history. He brings with him 20 years of experience in accounting, taxation, financial management and strategic planning. His work has encompassed managing resources at small privately owned companies, an energy cooperative and a large corporation. Most recently, Beardsley, a CPA, was part of the management team at Midwest Energy Resources Company's coal terminal in Superior, Wis., serving since 2008 as manager of financial services. His early experience as credit manager at a vehicle dealership led to a position as controller for Flatwater Fleet, a family-owned, international manufacturing company that designs custom drill rig support trucks. In 2000, he became office manager for Cooperative Light and Power in Two Harbors, Minn., overseeing its financial operations and strategic planning. Beardsley graduated from high school in Two Harbors, played hockey at Hibbing Community College and graduated with a B.S. in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He has served as board chair at Lakeview Hospital for the past three years and has been a board member since 2004, the same year he joined the Lake County Ambulance Service board. In addition, he coaches girls' soccer and U12 girls' hockey in Two Harbors.



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