HYDROVISION International 2020 is focused on bringing in the top thought leaders in the industry to see how they envision a hydro future. The content team is actively seeking out industry superstars to address the 3,000+ people in attendance. As speakers are secured, this page will be updated with speaker information.
Alan R. Hodnik
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – ALLETE, Inc.
Al is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALLETE which is the parent of Minnesota Power, Superior Water Light & Power, ALLETE Clean Energy and BNI Energy.
During his nearly 40 year ALLETE career, Hodnik has held many positions of increasing responsibility, including considerable time overseeing active utility operations. In these various roles he managed with others, the strong working relationship between Minnesota Power and Manitoba Hydro, as well as, the rebuilding of Thomson Hydro which was damaged during the 12.56 inches of rain-great flood of 2012. Hodnik currently serves on the boards of Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Essentia Health Systems and PolyMet Mining.
Besides maintaining strong working relationships with business, organized labor, political and education leaders in northeastern Minnesota, Hodnik has served on various state and regional task forces. Formerly a native of Aurora, MN, he served as its mayor from 1988-1997. He and his wife Erika have resided in Hermantown, MN since 2008.