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Black Hills Corp (BKH.N)

BKH.N on New York Stock Exchange

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20 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Emery

57 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board

Linden Evans

57 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Kinzley

54 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Jennifer Landis

45 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Scott Buchholz

58 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Brian Iverson

56 2019 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Karen Beachy

48 2019 Senior Vice President - Growth and Strategy

Stuart Wevik

58 2019 Senior Vice President - Utility Operations

John Vering

70 2017 Lead Independent Director

Barry Granger

2020 Independent Director

Tony Jensen

58 2019 Independent Director

Michael Madison

71 2012 Independent Director

Kathleen McAllister

56 2019 Independent Director

Steven Mills

64 2011 Independent Director

Robert Otto

60 2017 Independent Director

Scott Prochazka

53 2020 Independent Director

Rebecca Roberts

67 2011 Independent Director

Mark Schober

64 2015 Independent Director

Teresa Taylor

56 2016 Independent Director

Jerome Nichols

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

David Emery

Mr. David R. Emery serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Executive Chairman since January 1, 2019, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2016 through 2018, and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 through 2015. Prior to that, he held various positions with the Company, including President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2005, President and Chief Operating Officer — Retail Business Segment from 2003 to 2004 and Vice President — Fuel Resources from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Emery has 30 years of experience with the Company.

Linden Evans

Mr. Linden R. Evans serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was President and Chief Operating Officer from 2016 through 2018, and President and Chief Operating Officer — Utilities from 2004 through 2015. Mr. Evans served as the Vice President and General Manager of our former communication subsidiary in 2003 and 2004, and Associate Counsel from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Evans has 17 years of experience with the Company.

Richard Kinzley

Mr. Richard W. Kinzley serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2015. He served as Vice President - Corporate Controller from 2013 to 2014, Vice President - Strategic Planning and Development from 2008 to 2013, and as Director of Corporate Development from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Kinzley has 20 years of experience with the Company.

Jennifer Landis

Ms. Jennifer C. Landis serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. She has been Senior Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer since February 1, 2017. She served as Vice President of Human Resources from April 2016 through January 2017, Director of Corporate Human Resources and Talent Management from 2013 to April 2016, and Director of Organization Development from 2008 to 2013. Ms. Landis has 18 years of experience with the Company.

Scott Buchholz

Mr. Scott A. Buchholz serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. He has been our Senior Vice President — Chief Information Officer since the closing of the Aquila Transaction in 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he was Aquila’s Vice President of Information Technology from 2005 until 2008, Six Sigma Deployment Leader/Black Belt from 2004 until 2005, and General Manager, Corporate Information Technology from 2002 until 2004. Mr. Buchholz has 39 years of experience with the Company, including 28 years with Aquila.

Brian Iverson

Mr. Brian G. Iverson serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer from 2016 to February 2019, Senior Vice President - Regulatory and Governmental Affairs and Assistant General Counsel from 2014 to 2016, Vice President and Treasurer from 2011 to 2014, Vice President - Electric Regulatory Services from 2008 to 2011 and as Corporate Counsel from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Iverson has 15 years of experience with the Company.

Karen Beachy

Ms. Karen Beachy serves as Senior Vice President - Growth and Strategy of the Company. Ms. Beachy has been Senior Vice President - Growth and Strategy since August 26, 2019. She served as Vice President - Growth and Strategy from 2018 to August 2019, Vice President - Supply Chain from 2016 to 2018, and Director of Supply Chain from 2014 to 2016. Ms. Beachy has 5 years of experience with the Company.

Stuart Wevik

Mr. Stuart Wevik serves as Senior Vice President - Utility Operations of the Company. He served as Group Vice President - Electric Utilities from 2016 to August 2019, Vice President - Utility Operations from 2008 to 2016, Vice President - Operations from 2004 to 2008 and Vice President and General Manager from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Wevik has 34 years of experience with the Company.

John Vering

Mr. John B. Vering serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is Managing Director of Lone Mountain Investments, Inc., oil and gas investments, since 2002. Partner in Vering Feed Yards LLC, a privately owned agricultural company, since 2010. He Has gained a high level of financial expertise as Managing Director of an entity making oil and gas investments. Has served on our Audit Committee for 9 years. He Serves as our Lead Director. Had a 23-year career with Union Pacific Resources Company in several positions of increasing responsibilities, including Vice President of Canadian Operations.

Barry Granger

Mr. Barry M. Granger has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company effective 10/1/2020. Granger has more than 35 years of experience in the chemical and industrial industries, including a 35-year career at DuPont and Dow Chemical Companies, successfully growing complex and large businesses, developing and commercializing new technologies and optimizing business processes. He also brings corporate governance experience, having served on corporate and non-profit boards, including strategy, finance and governance/nominating committees. Granger received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a Master of Business Administration in industrial management from Indiana University. He was honored with the prestigious Consortium Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Management for his academic achievements and named one of the “Most Influential Black Leaders in Corporate America” by Savoy Magazine in 2016 for his career business accomplishments.

Tony Jensen

Mr. Tony A. Jensen serves as Independent Director of the Company. Jensen has served as president and CEO of Royal Gold, Inc. since 2006 and a director since 2004, and was previously president and chief operating officer. He started his career and spent more than 18 years with Placer Dome, Inc., where he held various roles in engineering and operations management, including managing their largest gold operating property. He has more than 35 years of experience in the mining and mining finance industries where he held progressively more responsible roles in engineering, finance, strategic growth and operations with a focus on efficiency, safety and environmental excellence. Jensen received a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Certificate of Finance from Golden Gate University.

Michael Madison

Mr. Michael H. Madison serves as an Independent Director of Black Hills Corp. He is Retired. Former President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cleco Corporation, a public utility holding company, from 2005 to 2011. He Served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cleco Corporation from 2005 to 2011, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Cleco Power, LLC from 2003 to 2005. He was State President, Louisiana-Arkansas with American Electric Power from 2000 to 2003.

Kathleen McAllister

Ms. Kathleen S. McAllister serves as Independent Director of the Company. McAllister served as the President and CEO of Transocean Partners, LLC until 2016, when she directed her energies to board work. She currently serves on boards of two companies, and most recently joined the board of Maersk Drilling (The Drilling Company of 1972 A/S), where she serves as Audit and Risk Chair. McAllister has more than 28 years of experience with diverse leadership roles, including CFO, Treasurer and Vice President of Finance, in global, capital intensive companies in the energy value chain. She has meaningful sector knowledge and depth of experience in tax and capital markets. She started her career in public accounting before moving on to leadership roles in information technology, tax, treasury and finance functions. McAllister received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Steven Mills

Mr. Steven R. Mills serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is Financial Consultant and Advisor to clients in the private equity, agribusiness, renewable products and financial services fields, since 2013. Served as Chief Financial Officer of Amyris, Inc., an integrated renewable products company, from 2012 to 2013. Also served as Senior Executive Vice President Performance and Growth of Archer Daniels Midland Company, a processor, transporter, buyer and marketer of agricultural products, from 2010 to 2012. He Served in several leadership positions with public companies including, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President Performance and Growth and Senior Vice President Strategic Planning. He has also served as a director and board committee chair of several public and privately-owned companies, providing governance and oversight experience.

Robert Otto

Lt. Gen. Robert P. Otto serves as Independent Director of the Company., effective January 1, 2017. He Owner of Bob Otto Consulting LLC, providing strategic planning and services in cyber security, intelligence, and reconnaissance since 2017. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2016 as a lieutenant general. He served as a general officer since 2008, culminating as the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Vast experience in areas spanning cyber security, strategic planning, and financial management from his military career. Serves on our Audit Committee. Commanded some of the Air Force's largest organizations with thousands of employees and billion-dollar budgets. Intelligence and cyber security expert with a proven record of success executing cost-effective, cutting-edge initiatives. Extensive background in operations, financial management, policy development, restructuring, and systems implementation.

Scott Prochazka

Mr. Scott M. Prochazka has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company effective 10/1/2020. Prochazka is an accomplished and experienced senior executive and leader within the regulated utilities industry, with a reputation as an innovative operator with a focus on customer experience, growth and continuous improvement. He was most recently president and CEO of CenterPoint Energy, a company with over $30 billion of electric and natural gas utility assets, serving 7 million customers in eight states. During his nearly 20-year career at CenterPoint, Prochazka advanced through a variety of leadership roles in strategic planning, customer service, gas utility operations and electric utility operations, before becoming CEO. Prochazka brings extensive knowledge in both natural gas and electric utilities, demonstrating success in strategic, collaborative and innovative growth. He is a recognized industry leader and has served on the boards of the American Gas Association, the Edison Electric Institute and the Electric Power Research Institute, as well as other public company and charitable boards. Prochazka received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rebecca Roberts

Ms. Rebecca B. Roberts serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is Retired. Former President of Chevron Pipe Line Company, a pipeline company transporting crude oil, refined petroleum products, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas and chemicals within the United States, from 2006 to 2011. President of Chevron Global Power Generation from 2003 to 2006. Operational and financial experience as a president of large public company subsidiaries and serving on public company boards. She Served as President of Chevron Pipe Line Company from 2006 to 2011, and President of Chevron Global Power Generation from 2003 to 2006. She has also served on several public company and non-profit boards in addition to the ones identified at the left, including the board of Enbridge, Inc., from 2015 through May 2018.

Mark Schober

Mr. Mark A. Schober serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is Retired. Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ALLETE, Inc., a public energy company, from 2006 to 2014. He Served as Chief Financial Officer of ALLETE, Inc., a public utility company, from 2006 to 2014. More than 35 years of experience in the utility and energy industry, including an understanding of the regulated business model and unique challenges of the geographic and regulatory environment in which we operate.

Teresa Taylor

Ms. Teresa A. Taylor serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is Chief Executive Officer of Blue Valley Advisors, LLC, an advisory firm, since 2011. Former Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications, Inc., a telecommunications carrier, from 2009 to 2011. she Gained a broad range of experience in her career in areas of strategic planning and execution, technology development, human resources, labor relations and corporate communications. She Served as Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications, Inc. where she led the daily operations and a senior management team responsible for 30,000 employees in field support, technical development, sales, marketing, customer support and IT systems. She has also served on several public company and non-profit boards in addition to the ones identified at the left.

Jerome Nichols