Bob Frenzel

Bob Frenzel

President, CEO, and chairman, Xcel Energy

Description

Bob Frenzel is chairman, president, and CEO of Xcel Energy, one of the largest public utility companies in the country. Under Frenzel’s leadership, the Minneapolis-based Fortune 500 expanded its goals last year to include natural gas home and building heating; exploring new, clean energy technologies beyond wind and solar to support the company’s carbon-free goals; and exploring the development of carbon-free hydrogen. It also became the first major U.S. energy provider to announce a comprehensive vision with   aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across electricity, natural gas use in buildings, and transportation. Frenzel served in the Navy for six years, working as a nuclear engineering officer and weapons officer, and later in the Navy Reserves. Since 2015, he has led Xcel Energy in exceeding its goal that 10% of new hires and 10% of all employees be military veterans.