Xcel Energy announced Wednesday that Gail Boudreaux will resign as a member of Xcel Energy’s board of directors effective December 31. Boudreaux was recently named CEO and president of health care firm Anthem, Inc. and is leaving the board due to other professional time commitments.
“I leave Xcel Energy confident in its future because of its strong management team and insightful board,” Boudreaux said in a statement.
Boudreaux has served on the Xcel Energy board since 2012. She chaired the Operations, Nuclear, Environmental and Safety committee and worked on the Finance committee.
“Xcel Energy has benefited greatly from Gail’s experience over the past five years. She’s played an integral role in helping to lead our clean energy transition while enhancing the customer experience,” said Ben Fowke, chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy. “We thank Gail for her dedicated service and wish her well in her new role and future endeavors.”
Xcel Energy owns four utilities that serve about 3.6 million electricity customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakotas, Michigan, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. It also provide natural gas to about 2.4 million customers.