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Robert C. (Bob) Frenzel

President and Chief Operating Officer


Bob Frenzel is president and chief operating officer (COO) of Xcel Energy. Bob leads our four utility operating companies, as well as our transmission, distribution and natural gas operations. Previously, he served as chief financial officer, where he led the finance, tax, accounting, and corporate development functions of Xcel Energy and its subsidiary companies.

Frenzel joined Xcel Energy in 2016 from Energy Future Holdings, Inc., where he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Luminant, its competitive power generating subsidiary, and prior to that, senior vice president of strategy and corporate development.

Frenzel previously worked as Vice President in the investment banking division of
Goldman Sachs, following his tenure as a manager and senior consultant in the
strategy, finance and economics practice at Arthur Anderson. After college, he served
in the United States Navy for six years, working as a nuclear engineering officer and
weapons officer. Following active duty, he served in the Navy Reserves and was
promoted to lieutenant commander.

Frenzel earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth
School of Business. He also graduated from the U. S. Navy Nuclear Power School.

Frenzel serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Patterson Companies, Inc. and Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Children’s Theatre Company.


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