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Ben Fowke is chairman, president, and CEO of Xcel Energy, one of the largest public utilities in the country. The company is in the Fortune 500 and headquartered in Minneapolis.
Fowke serves as vice chair of the Edison Electric Institute and on the boards of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Energy Insurance Mutual, and Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. He is also a frequent contributor to important policy topics in Washington, D.C.
Fowke is active on several industry and community boards and served as co-chair of the 2017 Greater Twin Cities United Way campaign with his wife, Kathleen. He was recently named president of the Minnesota Business Partnership and chosen as the 2018 Executive of the Year by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America.