Brendon Slotterback has spent his career working on issues at the core of McKnight's Midwest Climate & Energy grantmaking program. Prior to McKnight, Slotterback served as sustainability program coordinator for the City of Minneapolis, where he developed one of the city’s first municipal climate action plans. Subsequently, he helped negotiate and implement the Clean Energy Partnership with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy, deploying energy solutions to Minneapolis customers and garnering a deep understanding of the regulatory and legislative environment in the process.
He has strong connections in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors and has been invited to share his work with the U.S. Department of Energy, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, Urban Land Institute, and C40 Cities. In recent years, Slotterback has been deeply engaged in the energy regulatory process through multiple dockets being considered at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Hailing from Milwaukee and Iowa City, Slotterback has a bachelor’s degree in political science from UW–Eau Claire and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He is a LEED-accredited professional and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.