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Judy M. Poferl

Judy M. PoferlJudy M. Poferl is president and CEO, Northern States Power Company-Minnesota, an Xcel Energy Company. She is responsible for the company’s electric and natural gas operations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Previously, she was regional vice president, customer and community relations, with NSP-Minnesota. Poferl has more than 23 years of experience in energy and regulation: She directed the Minnesota regulatory and legislative group beginning in 2006, after having taken on increasing responsibilities in the regulatory area since she joined the company in 1998. Prior to joining Xcel Energy, Poferl held leadership positions within the Minnesota Department of Public Service (now Division of Energy Resources) and Minnegasco (now CenterPoint Energy–Minnegasco). She has a bachelor's degree in government from the College of St. Benedict and a master's in public affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

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