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Jim Kane honored with Alumni Service Award

November 3, 2009

Jim Kane was honored with the Alumni Service Award from the ASU Alumni Association at the 2009 Homecoming game. Kane began his lifetime connection with ASU playing on the offensive line for ASU’s football team between 1966 and 1968. He was selected as an All-WAC (Western Athletic Conference) pick in 1968. After military service and an active early career, Kane returned to finish his degree in 1988. He is being honored for his service to ASU as an alumni volunteer, which includes participation on the ASU West Campus Advisory Council, the ASU Business School’s Council, the Sun Angels Foundation and the ASU Foundation’s Board of Trustees. His other community involvement includes positions on the board of the College of Southern Nevada and the board of the Arizona State Chamber of Commerce.

Kane has worked for more than 35 years in the energy industry, working for Arizona Public Service as a district manager, sales supervisor and assistant engineer. He joined Southwest Gas in 1984 and has worked as a customer relations manager, a division vice president and the executive vice president of operations before becoming the organization’s president in 2004.