Board of Directors, Committees & Minutes


Meeting Minutes

Board Members

P.J. DiStefano, WPUI Board Chair, Partner, Deloitte

Brian Rude, WPUI Board Vice-Chair, Vice President, External and Member Relations, Dairyland Power Cooperative


Tom Content, Executive Director, Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin

Tim Donohue, Interim Director, Wisconsin Energy Institute; Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center; UW-Madison Professor of Bacteriology

Deborah Erwin, Manager, Regulatory Policy, Xcel Energy

Ronda Ferguson, Manager of Retail Electric Regulatory Policy, WEC Energy Group

Rep. Eric Genrich, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 90

Kristin Gilkes, Executive Director, Customers First! Coalition

Frank Greb, Executive Director, Seventhwave

Earl Gustafson, Vice President, Energy, Forestry & Human Resources, Wisconsin Paper Council

Jordan Hemaidan, Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich

Bill Jordahl, Chief of Staff, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Sarah Justus, Director of Construction, American Transmission Company

Lawrie Kobza, Attorney, Boardman and Clark LLP

Nilaksh Kothari, Managing Director, Great Lakes Utilities

Rep. Mike Kuglitsch, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 84

Kira Loehr, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP

Jeff Ripp, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Alliant Energy

Dave Siebert, Bureau of Energy Director, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

John Sumi, Director-Legislative Affairs, Madison Gas and Electric



Founding Board Members

Cheryl Parrino, President, Parrino Strategic Consulting Group

Rodney Stevenson, UW-Madison Professor Emeritus, School of Business


The WPUI Board of Directors holds meetings three times a year in order to discuss institute business. Rules concerning Board responsibilities, membership structure, selection, meetings, chairperson, etc. can be found in the WPUI Charter.


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