Joel Sorensen

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Past President


Joel Sorensen retired from Xcel Energy in 2015 with 38 years of experience in nuclear operations. At the time of his retirement, he was vice president of Operations and Performance Improvement, overseeing Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear generating plants. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, attended the manager development program at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and is a graduate of the Blandin Community Leadership Program.

Joel and his wife, Mary, lived in Red Wing for 23 years where their daughter graduated from Red Wing Central High School. They now live outside Prescott, Wisconsin, and enjoy watching all of the wildlife outside their kitchen window.

“I support the United Way because the resources entrusted to them by members of the community are efficiently and effectively managed to improve people’s lives right back here in the local community.”