MILWAUKEE, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) announced today that Robert M. Garvin will become senior vice president - external affairs for the corporation and its utility subsidiaries, effective April 15, 2011. Garvin, 44, currently serves as vice president and general counsel of American Transmission Company of Pewaukee, Wis.
In his new role, Garvin will have overall responsibility for the company's legislative and regulatory affairs at the federal, state and local levels.
"Bert brings a wealth of experience to his new role," said Gale Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive of Wisconsin Energy. "He is nationally recognized as a leader in our industry, and his insight will be very helpful as we continue to upgrade the energy infrastructure of the region," Klappa added.
Before joining American Transmission Company, Garvin was vice president - regulatory affairs for NextEra Energy Resources of Juno Beach, Fla. Previously, he was a member of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW), also serving as a director of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and chairing the association's nuclear waste subcommittee. While a member of the PSCW, Garvin was called to active military service for a one-year deployment in Iraq.
Earlier in his career, Garvin was manager - legal and government affairs for Wisconsin Public Power, Inc., of Sun Prairie, Wis.
Garvin holds both Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor Degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation's premier energy companies, serving more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and more than 1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin. The company's principal utility is We Energies. The company's other major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and owns electric generating plants.
Wisconsin Energy Corporation (www.wisconsinenergy.com), a component of the S&P 500, has more than $13 billion of assets, approximately 4,600 employees and 44,700 stockholders of record.
SOURCE Wisconsin Energy Corporation