Board of Directors

Board Members

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


Compensation and Performance

Executive & Nominations


Program Advisory


Founding Board Members

Cheryl Parrino, President, Parrino Strategic Consulting Group
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.