Our Company

Powering our communities with reliable, low-cost electricity

We're an investor-owned electric utility that provides electricity and energy services for approximately 133,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers across 70,000 square miles in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Our company is named after the Otter Tail River, which provided our first source of electricity when we became an operating utility in 1909. A subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, we’re headquartered in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. 

Our vision, mission, and values

Our vision

Growth and success—for our company and the rural communities we serve. We collaborate and prosper through responsible, resourceful action. We balance community, economic, and environmental commitments. Always.

Our mission

To produce and deliver electricity as reliably, economically, and environmentally responsibly as possible to the balanced benefit of customers, shareholders, and employees and to improve the quality of life in the areas in which we do business.

Our values

We make decisions based on our core values:

  1. Integrity: We conduct business responsibly and honestly.
  2. Safety: We provide safe workplaces and require safe work practices.
  3. Customer focus: We provide reliable electricity and timely, courteous customer service.
  4. Resourcefulness: We draw on the ingenuity and expertise of various resources to create strategic, balanced plans.
  5. Community: We improve the quality of life in the areas in which we do business.
  6. People: We build respectful relationships and create an environment where all people can thrive.

Our leadership

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Timothy J. Rogelstad
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Mark B. Bring
Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs
Bruce G. Gerhardson
Bruce G. Gerhardson
Vice President, Regulation and Retail Energy Solutions
Stephanie Hoff
Stephanie A. Hoff
Director, Communications
Officer photo Don Redden
Don L. Redden
Vice President, Information Technology
Steve J. Schoeneck
Vice President, Customer Service
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Jennifer O. Smestad
General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs
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JoAnn M. Thompson
Vice President, Asset Management
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Bradley E. Tollerson
Vice President, Energy Supply
Todd R. Wahlund
Todd R. Wahlund
Chief Financial Officer
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Peter E. Wasberg
Director, Human Resources and Safety