Nicole M Hansen

Nicole M. Hansen

Nicole M. Hansen is the Executive Director of the Securian Financial Foundation and Director of Community Engagement for Securian Financial. In her role, Nicole leads community engagement efforts, where she’s responsible for corporate charitable giving, employee volunteer initiatives and strategic sponsorship programs that positively impact communities. She was instrumental in the launch of our Community Connect digital platform and plays a key role in advancing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts.

Nicole started her career in Community Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota before joining Securian Financial in 2018. Previously she gained experience in several positions at Thomson Reuters including Community Relations, Technology Operations, Corporate Communications and Finance.

Nicole holds a Master of Business Administration from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, University of Minnesota. She is an active supporter of the local community and serves on several nonprofit and community boards including My Digital Ladder and the St. Paul Downtown Improvement District. Nicole joined the District Energy St. Paul Board in 2021 representing medium-sized customers.

Leadership

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

President and CEO
Michael Ahern

Michael Ahern

Senior Vice President – Project Development
Michael Auger

Michael Auger

Vice President, Risk Management, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Michael Burns

Mike Burns

Senior Vice President – Operations
Andrew Kasid

Andrew Kasid

Executive Vice President, CFO
Pam Sarne

Pam Sarne

Vice President – Accounting
Tom Thomalla

Tom Thomalla, Jr.

Director of Information Systems
Katherine Verhasselt

Katherine Verhasselt

Vice President - Human Resources & Employee Engagement

Board of Directors

Kris Taylor

Kris Taylor

Chairperson
Erin Campbell

Erin Campbell

Heidi Conrad

Heidi Conrad

Nicole M Hansen

Nicole M. Hansen

Beverly Jones Heydinger

Beverly Jones Heydinger

Ken Peterson

Ken Peterson

Pat Wolf

Pat Wolf

David Ybarra

David Ybarra

Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Ex Officio

George Fremder

George Fremder

Director Emeritus
Former Mayor, George Latimer

George Latimer

Director Emeritus
Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe

Director Emeritus
Barbara Lukermann

Barbara Lukermann

Director Emerita
Susan Sands

Susan Sands

Director Emerita
Bernard St. Peter

Bernard St. Peter

Director Emeritus
John Taylor

John Taylor

DIRECTOR EMERITUS