Prior to joining Xcel Energy, Gogel was vice president of client services for IBM Global Services and was the IBM executive in charge of Strategic Outsourcing for Xcel Energy. Gogel also held leadership positions in IBM's Business Process Management group and in the Utility and Energy Services division as strategist, business process architect and delivery executive. In addition, Gogel served in various positions at Public Service Electric & Gas Company of New Jersey. Dr. Gogel currently serves on the board of trustees for Goodwill Industries. His past memberships include the board of trustees for the Denver Chapter of Mile High United Way, as well as the executive committee for Medic Alert Internationl.