Timothy P. Olson Senior Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary
NorthWestern Energy

Tim Olson serves as Senior Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary for NorthWestern Energy, an electric and gas utility. In those roles, Tim is responsible for the legal aspects of NorthWestern’s mergers and acquisitions, public disclosures, financing, securities transactions, and corporate governance, including board of directors meetings. Tim also leads the creation of NorthWestern’s proxy statement, which has received several recognitions, including most recently, in June 2015, the NYSE Governance Services award for Exemplary CD&A, and in November 2014, Corporate Secretary’s award for Best Proxy Statement (Small to Mid-Cap).
A native of South Dakota, Tim began his career in Chicago with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, after receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from DePaul University.