Xcel Energy has elected Netha Johnson to its board of directors.
Netha Johnson is an executive with more than two decades of leadership experience in billion-dollar global companies, including Albemarle Corporation, where he currently serves as President of Bromine Specialties and Global IT.
Prior to joining Albemarle in 2018, Johnson was well-known for his leadership roles at 3M and at Pentair, where he was directly responsible for over $1 billion in P & L in various divisions, including Electrical Markets and Advanced Materials.
Johnson worked overseas for more than eight years, where he led strategic initiatives to improve processes and grow sales for two different technology companies. Prior to starting his business career, he was an officer in the United States Navy.
Johnson holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from Duke University.
Netha was recently named one of Savoy’s 2020 Most Influential African American Executives in Corporate America.
“We are delighted to welcome Netha to our board of directors and look forward to the wealth of experience he will bring,” said Ben Fowke, chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy. “Netha is an exceptional leader in his respective field and will bring fresh perspectives and new skillsets that will serve Xcel Energy well.”
Xcel Energy (NASDAQ: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices.