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Ben Fowke

XCEL Energy
Chairman, President & CEO
Ben Fowke is chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy, a leading U.S. energy company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Xcel Energy provides electricity and natural gas service for millions of customers in eight states. Under Fowke’s leadership, Xcel Energy is the No. 1 utility wind energy provider in the nation, a distinction it has enjoyed for 12 consecutive years. Fowke has extensive operating and financial experience in the energy business, having served as Xcel Energy’s president and chief operating officer as well as vice president and chief financial officer. He also led the company’s commodities trading and marketing operations. An industry and community leaderWidely respected in the industry, Fowke serves on the board of directors of the Edison Electric Institute, Nuclear Energy Institute, Energy Insurance Mutual and Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. In 2016, President Obama appointed Fowke to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), representing the energy industry. The NIAC is a private-public partnership that advises governmental agencies on how to mitigate risk and ensure the integrity of the country’s critical infrastructure. In the community, Fowke serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Business Partnership and Greater MSP and is an advisory board member of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association. He is co-chair of the 2016 Greater Twin Cities United Way Campaign. An outstanding advocate for veteran hiring, Fowke has testified about the issue before Congress, established significant veteran hiring goals for Xcel Energy and lent his support to other veteran hiring efforts. Fowke was honored with the Responsible CEO of the Year award from Corporate Responsibility magazine for Xcel Energy’s efforts to recruit and retain military veterans.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, April 24
 

2:00pm