Scott Wilensky was Promoted to General Counsel at Xcel Energy

Date of management change: September 21, 2011 

What Happened?

Minneapolis, MN-based Xcel Energy has promoted Scott Wilensky to General Counsel.

 

About the Company

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers. We have regulated operations in 8 Western and Midwestern states, and revenue of more than $10 billion annually. We own nearly 300,000 miles of conductor miles of transmission and distribution lines and more than 35,000 miles of natural gas pipelines. We are proud of our community involvement. Through the Xcel Energy Foundation, our economic development activities, and employee volunteer efforts, we are committed to using our considerable resources and skills to benefit the communities we serve. Our environmental policy states that Xcel Energy will be valued as a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. The most recent National Renewable Energy Lab`s ranking of green pricing programs ranked our Windsource® and Renewable Energy Trust first in number of customers and fifth in energy sales out of over 500 U.S. utilities. Our key environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.

 

About the Person

Scott Wilensky is executive vice president and general counsel at Xcel Energy. Previously he was vice president of Regulatory and Resource Planning for all of Xcel Energy's operating companies. He has more than 25 years of experience in utility regulation, having served both as managing director of Rate Revenue and as managing director of Government Affairs. Before coming to Xcel Energy, he spent 10 years as assistant attorney general with the Minnesota Attorney General's Office in areas affecting public utility regulation.   Wilensky serves on the board of directors for Project for Pride in Living, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, and Center for Legal Inclusiveness, based in Denver, Colo. He is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Public Utilities Sector.   Wilensky earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Mich., and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

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