2018 Distinguished Citizen Award

Ben Fowke, Chairman, President and CEO of Xcel Energy

On June 20, 2018, Northern Star Council will recognize Ben Fowke, Chairman, President and CEO of Xcel Energy, as the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award. Ben’s civic involvement has enriched the Twin Cities region and beyond. His vision and leadership have empowered thousands in our community to be better citizens, leaders and employees.

Chris Policinski, President and CEO of Land O’Lakes, will chair the event. All proceeds from the event will benefit Scouting’s urban outreach programs.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, and a special thanks to our steering committee: Doug Baker – Ecolab; Russ Becker - APi Group; Bill Brody - Fredrikson and Byron; Lynn Casey – Padilla; Ethan Casson – Timberwolves; Mike Fiterman - Liberty Diversified Industries; Doug Jaeger – Ulteig; George Kehl – KPMG; Michael Langley, GREATER MSP; Jay Lund - Andersen Corporation; Matt Majka - MN Wild; Thomas Montminy – PwC; Michael O’Leary - EY; Eric Pehle - Weber Shandwick; Judy Poferl - Xcel Energy; Rob Rosenbaum – Dorsey; Jon Theobald - Mairs & Power; Pat Walsh - Korn Ferry; Brad Wood – McGough; and David Wood - Mortenson Construction.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, use the contact information on this page.

Thank You Sponsors!

Grand Sponsors

  • Ecolab
  • Greg Page
  • Land O'Lakes
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • Xcel Energy

Event Sponsors

  • Andersen Corporation
  • APi
  • Apogee Enterprises
  • Cardinal Glass Industries
  • Corrigan, Fritz and Glenda
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Liberty Diversified International
  • Mairs & Power
  • McGough
  • Medica
  • Mortenson Construction
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Securian
  • Warren R and Mary Lynn Staley

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2018 Distinguished Citizen Award

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