First Friday in November
With Ben Fowke, Chairman, President, CEO, Xcel Energy
Nov. 1, 2019
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Ben Fowke graduated with a degree in finance and accounting from Towson University, just 50 miles outside of Annapolis, Maryland, where he was raised. In the 1990s, Fowke was vice president in the NCE Retail business unit, which the company later merged with Northern States Power Co. to form Xcel Energy Inc. Today he is recognized as one of the industry’s leading authorities on clean energy, recently announcing Xcel Energy’s aspirational goal to provide zero-carbon electricity for all customers by 2050. Besides leading one of the largest energy companies in the country, Fowke is a frequent contributor to important policy topics in Washington, D.C., including the hiring of military veterans.