In the series “meet a member,” we will be highlighting members of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers. This week, meet Lynne Gunderson, Operational Support Consultant of Xcel Energy, a member of MnSPE’s Professional Development Committee, and a current member of the Board of Directors.
As the Operational Support Consultant, Lynne manages the development of resolutions to strategic issues for power generation. Her position allows her to collaborate across all of Xcel Energy’s regions as well as different generation plant types to improve processes and gain maximum efficiencies. Although much of her work is directly related to processes and metrics, she also leads teams that implement our performance model and leadership development.
Lynne has been a MnSPE member for several years. Last year, she served on the Professional Development Committee and she enjoyed working with the committee to help MnSPE develop valuable education for members. She’s excited to expand her responsibility this year by serving on the board.
When asked what does having a Professional License means to her, she answered:
“I believe that maintaining a professional engineering license demonstrates commitment to the highest standards of engineering practice. That isn’t just technical standards, but also the ethics we bring to each job we touch. Holding a license provides credibility, and in cases where a PE license is required to be responsible or manage engineering work, it provides opportunities for advancement.”