Alarcon Named Media Relations Representative for Xcel Energy Inc.

Alarcon Named Media Relations Representative for Xcel Energy Inc.



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Denver, CO–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–February 5, 2004–Margarita Alarcon has been named media relations representative for Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL), the company announced today. In addition to her regular English media relations responsibilities, she also will focus on working with Spanish-language media groups.

Alarcon joins Xcel Energy with 10 years of marketing and public relations background in the high-tech, Internet and telecommunications industries. Alarcon held manager and director positions with such companies as Qualcomm, Sprint PCS, The Ken Blanchard Companies and the United States Olympic Committee. Alarcon is also a native Spanish speaker and will contribute to the company’s efforts to reach and connect with Spanish language customers.

“We’re pleased to have Margarita Alarcon’s professional experience and cultural background as a valued asset on our communications team,” said Cynthia Evans, Xcel Energy Colorado state vice president.

Alarcon is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Denver Press Club and the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Alarcon is a magna cum laude graduate holding a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of New Mexico, with a double major in Communication and Latin American Studies. She has also earned a Master’s of Science in Executive Leadership degree from The University of San Diego, California.

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Xcel Energy

Media Relations

303-294-2300

www.xcelenergy.com

Alarcon Named Media Relations Representative for Xcel Energy Inc.