People: ALLETE Inc (ALE)

ALE on New York Consolidated

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21 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alan Hodnik

54 2011 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Steven DeVinck

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Deborah Amberg

48 2006 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

David McMillan

52 2012 Senior Vice President - External Affairs

Donald Stellmaker

56 2011 Vice President, Corporate Treasurer

Robert Adams

51 2008 Vice President - Business Development, Chief Risk Officer

Steven Morris

52 2014 Controller

Kathryn Dindo

65 2009 Independent Director

Sidney Emery

67 2007 Independent Director

George Goldfarb

54 2012 Independent Director

James Haines

67 2009 Independent Director

James Hoolihan

61 2006 Independent Director

Heidi Jimmerson

57 2004 Independent Director

Madeleine Ludlow

59 2004 Independent Director

Douglas Neve

58 2007 Independent Director

Leonard Rodman

64 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alan Hodnik

Mr. Alan R. Hodnik is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of ALLETE Inc. Mr. Hodnik has been a director since 2009. He was named President of the Company in May 2009, CEO in May 2010, and Chairman in May 2011. Since joining the Company in 1982, Mr. Hodnik has served as Vice President–Generation Operations, Senior Vice President of Minnesota Power Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hodnik is a director for PolyMet Mining Corporation (NYSE-A: PLM; TSX: POM), serving on that company's compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. He is also on the board of directors for Essentia Health-East Region. Mr. Hodnik was the elected mayor of the City of Aurora, Minnesota from 1988 to 1997.

Steven DeVinck

Mr. Steven Q. DeVinck is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of ALLETE Inc., effective March 3, 2014. He has been Controller since July 12, 2006. Mr. DeVinck was Director of Nonutility Business Development, and Assistant Controller.

Deborah Amberg

Ms. Deborah A. Amberg is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of ALLETE Inc. She educated at the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Law School. At ALLETE, she Began as an attorney and was named Senior Attorney in 1998. She was named General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and vice president of Corporate Legal Services in 2004. She was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006.

David McMillan

Mr. David J. McMillan is Senior Vice President - External Affairs of ALLETE Inc. He was educated at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Minnesota Law School. Employed as assistant general attorney for the Union Pacific Railroad. At ALLETE: Served as an attorney from 1989 through 1997, when he was named vice president of customer solutions. Was appointed vice president, strategic accounts marketing, in 2000 and vice president of customer solutions and strategic accounts in 2001. Was named senior vice president in 2002. In 2003, he was named senior vice president of marketing, regulatory and public affiars. He was appointed to the additional position of executive vice president of Minnesota Power in 2006.

Donald Stellmaker

Mr. Donald W. Stellmaker is Vice President, Corporate Treasurer of ALLETE Inc., since August 19, 2011. He joined the ALLETE, Inc., in 1980 and is presently serving as Treasurer. Educated at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. At ALLETE: Began as a load forecast analyst for Minnesota Power. Became a market research analyst in 1984 and was named financial analyst in 1985. Has served as supervisor, manager and director of corporate financial planning and budgeting. Appointed treasurer of ALLETE in 2004.

Robert Adams

Mr. Robert John Adams is Vice President - Business Development, Chief Risk Officer of ALLETE Inc., since May 13, 2008. He served as Vice President – Utility Business Development of the Company from February 1, 2004 till May 13, 2008.

Steven Morris

Mr. Steven W. Morris has been appointed as Controller of the Company, effective March 3, 2014. Mr. Morris joined the Company in 2001 as Manager of Financial Reporting and Budgeting for Minnesota Power. In 2005, he was appointed Director of Internal Audit for ALLETE and in 2010 was appointed the Director of Accounting.

Kathryn Dindo

Ms. Kathryn M. Dindo is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since July 2009. She is a member of the Audit Committee. From 2001 to 2007, Ms. Dindo was the Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of FirstEnergy Corporation (NYSE: FE), a diversified electric company. She is a certified public accountant who was a partner at Ernst & Young and later served as a senior financial executive at Caliber System, Inc. (formerly Roadway Services, Inc.), a transportation services company, before joining FirstEnergy in 1998. Ms. Dindo serves as a director, chair of the audit committee, and member of the executive compensation committee of The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM). She also serves as a director and chair of the audit committee of Bush Brothers & Company and on the Board of Trustees of the University of Akron Foundation.

Sidney Emery

Mr. Sidney W. Emery, Jr., is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since 2007. He is a member of the Executive Compensation Committee. In February 2010, Mr. Emery became the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Supply Chain Services, LLC, a provider of barcode scanning solutions. Mr. Emery served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a global supplier of mechanical testing systems and industrial position sensors, from 1998 to 2008. He serves as a director, chair of the compensation committee, and member of the audit and governance committees of Urologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULGX), a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of minimally invasive medical devices.

George Goldfarb

Mr. George G. Goldfarb is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since October 26, 2012. He is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Goldfarb is the President of Maurices Incorporated, a retailer of women's apparel and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDQ: ASNA). Before being named its President in December 2011, Mr. Goldfarb served as Chief Operating Officer of Maurices Incorporated from 2006 to 2011 and as its Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Goldfarb serves on the board of the University of Minnesota-Duluth's Labovitz School of Business and Economics and on the U.S. Bank advisory board.

James Haines

Mr. James S. Haines, Jr., is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since October 2009. He is a member of the Executive Compensation Committee. From 2002 to 2007, he was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR). He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of El Paso Electric Company. Mr. Haines is a member of the board of Sunflower Bank, a community bank based in Salina, Kansas, and the chair of the board of Stormont-Vail HealthCare. He also serves as director and treasurer of the Climate and Energy Project, a nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the American heartland states.

James Hoolihan

Mr. James J. Hoolihan is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since May 2006. He is Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Hoolihan is the chief executive officer and chair of the board of Industrial Lubricant Company, which provides industrial supplies and services to logging, railroad, taconite, and coal mining industries. He is also the owner and president of Can-Jer Industrial Lubricant, Ltd., which operates in Canada. From 2004 until September 2011, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Blandin Foundation, a private, philanthropic foundation whose mission is to strengthen communities in rural Minnesota, especially the Grand Rapids area. From 1981 to 2004, Mr. Hoolihan was the President of Industrial Lubricant Company. Mr. Hoolihan served as the elected mayor of the City of Grand Rapids from 1990 to 1995.

Heidi Jimmerson

Ms. Heidi Eddins Jimmerson is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since September 2004. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Eddins is the former Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Florida East Coast Railway, LLC, a railway company that is a successor to Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.'s transportation business. She joined Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. in 1999 and was responsible for all legal and governmental affairs of the corporation in addition to managing a variety of real estate transactions until her retirement in 2008. She is a member of the executive committee of the United Way of St. Johns County.

Madeleine Ludlow

Ms. Madeleine W. Ludlow is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since October 2004. She is Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee. Ms. Ludlow provides consulting services regarding investments in private equity transactions. From 2009 to January 2011, she was a Principal of Market Capital Partners LLC and from 2005 to 2009 was a Principal of LudlowWard Capital Advisors, LLC, both of which were Ohio-based investment banking firms serving middle market companies. Ms. Ludlow was the Chair, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Cadence Network, Inc., a web-based provider of utility expense management services from 2000 to 2004. She was formerly the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cinergy Corp. Ms. Ludlow serves on the boards of the Ohio National Fund, Inc., a mutual fund management company, and SoMoLend, a web-based company that connects business borrowers with investors.

Douglas Neve

Mr. Douglas C. Neve is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since July 2007. He is Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Neve provides financial consulting services. Mr. Neve is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Minneapolis-based Ceridian Corp., a multinational human resources company, where he worked from February 2005 until March 2007. He is a certified public accountant who, prior to February 2005, was a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a public accounting firm. Mr. Neve is the chair, chair of the audit committee, and an ex officio member the compensation committee of Analysts International Corporation (NASDAQ: ANLY). Mr. Neve is also a director and chair of the audit committees of both Tyndale House Publishing, Inc. and Stanley Consulting.

Leonard Rodman

Mr. Leonard C. Rodman is Independent Director of ALLETE Inc., since May 2009. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Rodman has over 40 years of experience with Black & Veatch, a provider of engineering and construction services to the electric utility/power generation, water, environmental, and telecommunications industries. Mr. Rodman has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Black & Veatch since 1998 and its Chairman since 2000. Mr. Rodman serves as a director and member of the audit committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is vice chair of the board and a member of the audit committee of the Iowa State University Foundation.
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