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Mike Rowe

Manufacturing | Energy & Utilities
Chairman, president and CEO
American Transmission Co.  |  Pewaukee

Mike Rowe joined Pewaukee-based American Transmission Co. in 2006 as vice president of construction. He was promoted in 2012 to executive vice president and chief operating officer, and in 2015, he took over leadership of the company and was elected to the ATC board.

With more than $5.6 billion in assets, ATC claims to be the first multistate, transmission-only utility in the U.S. Rowe is leading the company through massive shifts in the industry. Reflecting the larger migration toward renewable energy, the company is working to change its generation mix. In 2021, 42% of the energy used by consumers in its service area came from coal, with 7% coming from renewable resources. By 2035, less than 1% is expected to come from coal and 25% from renewable resources.

Previously Rowe was director of engineering and asset management for Kansas City Power & Light. Earlier, he worked for Commonwealth Edison in Chicago, including as its director of project management.

He currently serves on the ProHealth Care Foundation board of directors and previously served on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies and is a past director of the Midwest Reliability Organization.

Education: Bachelor’s, University of Illinois; MBA University of Chicago


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