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Executive Board Member
Charles (Chuck) MacFarlane
President and CEO, Otter Tail Power Company, Fergus Falls, MN
Chuck MacFarlane joined Otter Tail Power Company in 2001 as Director of Financial Analysis and Planning. He was named Vice President of Finance and Business Planning in May 2002, Interim President in August 2002, President in 2003, and CEO in 2007. MacFarlane was born in Garrison, North Dakota. He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1987 from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and his master's degree in business administration in 1994 from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. He also is a graduate of the Minnesota Executive Program at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. In his community, he serves on boards for Fergus Area Young Life and Productive Alternative.