Author - David Harkness

David Harkness is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Xcel Energy, responsible for all information technology operations and governance, and cyber security functions, and the company’s business continuity program.
David joined Xcel Energy in 2009 from PNM Resources, where he was Vice President and Chief Information Officer. David hs held a number of key leadership positions within PNM Resources, including Executive Director of Business Transformation, Executive Director BPO First Choice Power and executive aide to the PNM Resources CEO. Prior to PNM Resources, David held a variety of IT management roles for MCI, McLeodUSA and Rockwell International.
While in New Mexico he was appointed by Governor Richardson to serve on the New Mexico Information Technology Commission to establish/manage IT Strategy for the state of New Mexico. Additionally, he is active in Junior Achievement, youth sports, and has served as Chairman of the Board for the College Success Network, a non-profit focused on improving the access of post-secondary education to New Mexican youth.


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