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New Board President: Julie Pierce

New Board President
Julie Pierce

The Marshall School Board of Trustees welcomes Julie Pierce into her new role as Board President. Julie works as the Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Minnesota Power, focusing on long term-strategy and development for Minnesota Power’s customer needs.

Her responsibilities include fuel strategy and procurement, project development, consideration of new technology, customer power supply marketing, customer forecasting, and resource planning. Julie lives in Duluth with her husband Peter Schommer and two daughters, Abby and Emma.  

Julie has been with Minnesota Power for thirteen years, and past job titles have included Director of Power Supply and Resource Planning Manager. Prior to moving to Duluth, Julie was with Midwest ISO for eight years working in the reliability and market operations area in St. Paul.  Julie graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  

Julie is committed to volunteerism and serves on other local boards including the Duluth 1200 Fund, and is a committee member at the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, Regional Loan Fund. Additionally, she has served as Vice Chair for Generations Health Care Initiatives, a Duluth-based foundation that works to advance health equity and improve community health through education, collaboration, and support.

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