Business notebook: Xcel names new site vice president at Prairie IslandJim Lynch, vice president of assistance for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, was named site vice president at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Xcel Energy officials reported.
By: Regan Carstensen, The Republican Eagle
Jim Lynch, vice president of assistance for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, was named site vice president at Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Xcel Energy officials reported.
“We are fortunate to have secured Jim from INPO to serve as Prairie Island’s top executive,” Acting Chief Nuclear Officer Tim O’Connor said. “Jim’s depth of experience will be instrumental in supplementing Prairie Island’s existing management team and creating a sustainable and effective site leadership team that will position the site to pursue performance excellence.”
Lynch assumed full responsibilities Oct. 15 and will likely remain in the position for one to two years.
“INPO assignments generally run from 14 to 18 months,” Xcel Energy spokeswoman Mary Sandok said. “During this time, we will develop an internal candidate for the permanent site vice president position as part of our succession plan.”
Joel Sorensen is currently acting site vice president and will remain at Prairie Island after the transition to provide support.
• Peter James Zotalis has been appointed to the position of vice president of mountain services at Welch Village Resort.
Zotalis began working at Welch Village in 2007 as director of ski/board services for the Skilink Learning Center. In his new position, he is responsible for all guest service departments and marketing the resort.
He has already initiated the building of an improved tuning facility, which included the purchase of Montana Crystal Edge and CSB Stone Grinder machines.
• Charlene E. Rigelman, an agent for New York Life Insurance Co., has been certified in long-term care by the Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification in Massachusetts.
Rigelman is a resident of Old Frontenac. She received the certified long-term care designation after completing a seven-part multidisciplinary course that included a written exam.
• Peter Sorensen, a Red Wing financial adviser, participated in an educational conference last month in National Harbor, Md.
“ConnectED was by far the most interesting educational conference I have ever attended,” Sorensen said. “From courses outlining unique investment solutions to retirement income planning workshops to global investing insights and social security sessions, I am confident I can help serve my clients better than ever before.”
More than 1,500 financial advisers across the country attended the event, which was hosted by SagePoint Financial.