Community Relations Manager | Xcel Energy
Kirstin Sersland is Xcel Energy's Community Relations Manager for the East Twin Cities Metro. In her role, she is the face of the company to 41 municipalities as well as Dakota County. Prior to Xcel Energy, Kirstin spent almost a decade at Lumen (formerly CenturyLink) as the local Government Affairs Director for the North Region. This role gifted her with deep relationships spanning state and regional government, energy, utilities, and public policy.
Ms. Sersland served four years on the Metropolitan Council as the gubernatorial appointee representing District 14 and was instrumental in the construction of the Green Line, the 11-mile light rail span connecting Minneapolis to St. Paul, then, the largest infrastructure project in the State. She later served at the Capitol as the Committee Administrator for the Legacy Committee, overseeing constitutionally dedicated funds supporting clean water, parks and trails, outdoor heritage, and the arts.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, but with Minnesota roots, Kirstin attended Gustavus Adolphus College. She resides in Woodbury with her husband, Matt, three children, two doodles and their cat. In her spare time, you can find her outside or curled up with a book, often both.