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Bethany M Owen Named CEO of ALLETE

Power News - Published on Thu, 13 Feb 2020

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ALLETE Inc’s Board of Directors announced that Bethany Owen, current President of ALLETE, has been elected CEO of ALLETE. Owen succeeds Al Hodnik. To support an orderly transition, Hodnik will serve as Executive Chairman of the ALLETE Board of Directors and will be involved actively with Owen, the Board and executive leadership until his retirement from the company and the Board in May 2021, at which time, at age 62, Hodnik will have dedicated 40 years of service to the company.

As part of the Board of Directors’ succession plan, Owen, a 17-year veteran of the company, was named President of ALLETE and a Board Director in January 2019 and has been overseeing the development and execution of ALLETE’s growth strategy and the operations of its four operating divisions: ALLETE Clean Energy; Minnesota Power; Superior Water, Light and Power; and BNI Energy.

Owen, 54, joined the company in 2002 as an attorney and has extensive leadership experience in legal, human resources, corporate governance, and utility operations in her many previous roles. She served as the Director-Transmission Regulatory Compliance and Business Support from 2009 to 2010. From 2010 through 2016, Owen served as President of Superior Water, Light and Power Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE. In 2012, she was named Vice President-Minnesota Power, and in 2014, she also became Vice President-ALLETE Information Technology Solutions. In 2016, Owen was appointed ALLETE Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary before being named President of ALLETE in January 2019.

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Thu, 13 Feb 2020
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