Heidi Benedict

Heidi F. Benedict

Ptt Director at Xcel Energy Inc.

Location:
800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
HQ Phone:
(612) 330-5500

General Information

Experience

PTT Project Director  - PT

Environmental Analyst  - Power Line Task Force Inc

EMF Issues Manager  - NSP

Research  - EMF

Education

A.A.S. degree  - 

Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree  - University of Wisconsin

MBA  - Environmental Management , University of St. Thomas

Affiliations

Board Member  - Great River Greening

Committee  - Electric Power Research Institute Inc

Advisory Boards  - Environmental Advisory Committee

Advisory Boards  - South Central College Foundation

Recent News  

Heidi Benedict, PTT Project Director, Xcel Energy: Team People Truly Thankful

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Heidi BenedictPlant Production SupervisorXcel Energy In Summer of 2002, 35-year old Heidi Benedict, an Environmental Analyst at Xcel Energy, responded to an ad in the company e-newsletter about the EPCE program."I had a Masters degree in Business but I needed a better understanding of how our business operates - and, in a usable format where I could get online and do it when it was convenient for me." And the EPCE program fit the bill.Benedict studied evenings and weekends from her computer to complete the program, and earned her A.A.S. degree this spring.While she was enrolled, Benedict applied for a new position at an Xcel coal-fired power plant, and found that her courses made a difference."I think the courses enabled me to handle the interview better - I knew what I was talking about."As a result, Benedict has started a new job as Plant Production Supervisor, with primary responsibility for managing the daily activities of approximately 15 maintenance employees.She recommends the program to her co-workers and offers this advice for success: "This is all about time management.You're the driver in this, and you have to meet deadlines."Since Heidi's been going to school since she graduated high school, she plans on taking a rest from studying for a while and concentrating on mastering her new job.

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