Posted: April 28, 2020
Black Hills Energy Hires Pete Hamell as Director of Operations
Grimes, Ia.– April 28, 2020 – Black Hills Energy is proud to announce Pete Hamell as the new director of
operations. In this position, Hamell will provide overall leadership, management and direction for the Black Hills
Energy Iowa Gas field operations team.
Hamell was raised on a farm near Gowrie, Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration –
Finance degree from Iowa State University. He previously worked for Ingram Barge and BNSF Railway with
extensive leadership experience in operations, logistics and customer service in railway and transportation
“Pete’s proven success as a leader of people, combined with a focus on safety and customer service will allow him
to serve our company and customers well,” said Shirley Welte, Black Hills Energy Vice President of Gas
Pete and his family are relocating from the greater Nashville, Tennessee area.
About Black Hills Energy
Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) is a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company with a tradition of
improving life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, the
company serves 1.28 million natural gas and electric utility customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa,
Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. More information is available at
www.blackhillscorp.com and www.blackhillsenergy.com.
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