Brad McCloud has joined Xcel Energy as area manager for community relations in Western Colorado.
McCloud brings to his duties more than 10 years of experience with EIS Solutions, most recently as western regional director of the government relations and public affairs firm. He worked for energy and telecommunications firms, water districts and nonprofit groups on a variety of issues. He also worked on candidate and issue election campaigns in Colorado and Utah.
He serves as chairman-elect of the Club 20 coalition of businesses and governments in Western Colorado.
Xcel Energy supplies electricity to 3.6 million customers and natural gas to 2 million customers in a total of eight western and Midwestern states. For more information, visit www.xcelenergy.com.