Apr 26, 2023
Ryan Hentges, President and CEO
Dakota Electric Association

Hentges has served in management at Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, Jordan, since 2005, with the past seven years as the cooperative’s CEO. Hentges will assume responsibilities at Dakota Electric on March 6, providing overlap of leadership and sufficient time for a smooth transition.

Hentges’ accomplishments include heading the efforts to develop a culture of leadership, achieving a balanced power supply portfolio and strengthening the use and adoption of smart grid technologies to increase member satisfaction and reliability while maintaining rate competitiveness, among other achievements.

Hentges earned a Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, an MBA from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and an undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University.