Bruce G. Gerhardson

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Bruce G. Gerhardson

Bruce Gerhardson was named Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, in September 2017. In this role he is accountable for Market Planning and strategic planning in addition to providing leadership, setting strategy, and managing advocacy for all aspects of state regulatory affairs. Gerhardson also is accountable for state and federal compliance activities.

Gerhardson began his career at Otter Tail Corporation in 2000 as Associate General Counsel in the Legal Department, primarily providing legal counsel to Otter Tail Power Company. He added managerial responsibility over Otter Tail Power Company’s regulatory affairs and compliance activities in 2009 and in March 2017 was named Director, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance.

Gerhardson is a native of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He graduated cum laude from Saint Olaf College, with a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and writing, and he graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota, Law School, with a juris doctor degree. Gerhardson is a member of the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota Bar Associations, and has served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Public Utility Law Council. Additionally, he serves on several boards of directors for local charitable organizations.