Board of Directors

Board Members

Lori Sakk, Director, WPUI
Jordan Hemaidan, WPUI Board Chair, Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich
Sarah Justus, WPUI Board Vice-chair, Director of Construction, American Transmission Company
Brian Penington, Manager of Regulatory Relations and Policy, Alliant Energy
Lawrie Kobza, Attorney, Boardman and Clark LLP
Tom Content
, Executive Director, Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin
Kristin Gilkes, Executive Director, Customers First! Coalition
Rob Palmberg, Vice President, External and Member Relations, Dairyland Power Cooperative
PJ DiStefano, Partner, Deloitte
Matt Spencer, Government Affairs Manager, Madison Gas and Electric Company
Kira Loehr, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP
Carrie Templeton, Chief of Staff, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Paul Harris, President, Ranger Power
Frank Greb, Chief Operating Officer, Slipstream Group, Inc.
Mitch Ohly, Vice President, Transportation, Forestry and Workforce Relations, The Wisconsin Paper Council
Mary Blanchard, Associate Director, Wisconsin Energy Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dave Siebert, Bureau of Energy Director, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Chris LaRowe, Manager of Wisconsin Government Affairs, WEC Energy Group
Jem Brown, General Manager, Wisconsin Rapids Water Works and Lighting Commission
Representative Mike Kuglitsch, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 84
Beth Meyers, Wisconsin State Assembly, District 74
Karl Hoesly, Regional Vice President, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Xcel Energy


Compensation and Performance



Program Advisory


Founding Board Members

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

Board Meeting Minutes

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.