Xcel Energy, which is literally connected to the hundreds of communities it serves, recognize that their success is tied to the success of the communities they serve. To help foster that success, Xcel Energy recently announced the addition of Liz Gardner, who will serve as the company’s Social Investment representative, with responsibilities for employee engagement and volunteerism across Colorado.

Liz previously served as the vice president of Resource Development for Mile High United Way, and before that was the director of development for the American Lung Association in Colorado. She is a 2016 graduate of the Downtown Denver Leadership Program and has been involved with Social Venture Partners Denver, the Women’s Bean Project, and the Denver Foundation.

Xcel Energy’s employee engagement and volunteerism programs include volunteer paid time off; Dollars-for-Doing (a company dollar match for volunteer time); employee service on boards; Day of Service, a special volunteer day; employee giving to United Way and other nonprofits; and various other engagement activities. The company’s community support and engagement efforts are far-reaching—from charitable giving to employee volunteering to economic development and support for energy assistance programs. Read more in their corporate social responsibility report.

With the addition of Liz as their new Social Investment representative, Xcel Energy, a B:CIVIC Founding Member, demonstrates a keen commitment to their employees and communities. Welcome Liz!