Kent Larson is executive vice president and group president, Operations, at Xcel Energy. He has overall responsibility for Energy Supply, Transmission, Distribution, Gas, Commercial and Fuel Operations, Supply Chain, and Customer Care business functions in eight states. He previously served as vice president and chief energy supply officer, with overall responsibility for plant engineering, construction and operations, commercial and fuel services, environmental compliance, and corporate supply chain services.
Prior to being named vice president and chief energy supply officer in 2010, Larson held various executive positions including vice president, Transmission and Operating Services; regional vice president, NSP - Minnesota; chief executive and general manager for NSP in North Dakota and South Dakota; director of Sales; and other positions focused on management, engineering, and operations.
Larson currently serves on the board of directors of the American Gas Association, and as chair of the American Gas Association Board Safety Committee. He previously served as vice chair of Hamline University, chair of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, vice chair of University Enterprise Laboratories, and was a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Research Advisory Committee.
Larson earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas.
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