Judy Poferl

SVP, Chief of Staff, Corporate Secretary

Xcel Energy




After sitting across the table from Northern States Power Co. in the 1990s as a Minnesota utility regulator, Judy Poferl crossed the aisle in 1998 for roles in regulatory and government affairs. Since then, her rise through the ranks of Xcel Energy, NSP’s successor company, has been steady: In 2009 she was promoted to president and CEO of the NSP-Minnesota unit, and in 2013 she became corporate secretary and chief of staff to CEO Ben Fowke. In that role she remains a key behind-the-scenes player at Xcel.