Alan R. Hodnik
Alan Hodnik has served on the board of directors since March 2011 and was appointed lead independent director in June 2020. He is chair of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees and also serves on the Health, Safety, Environment and Communities Committee and the Audit Committee.
Alan has worked for ALLETE Inc., a Minnesota-based energy company, since 1981, holding various positions including vice president of generation operations, senior vice president of Minnesota Power operations and COO. He was named president of ALLETE in 2009, CEO in 2010 and chairman in 2011. He is currently serving as its executive chairman in a transitionary role, having announced his May 2021 retirement in early 2020.
Alan served as mayor of Aurora, Minnesota from 1988 to 1998 and is a member of the board of Edison Electric Institute, Essentia Health East Region and of the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX). He resides in Minnesota.