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Scott Lauber

Manufacturing | Energy & Utilities
President and CEO
WEC Energy Group  |  Milwaukee

Scott Lauber was named president and chief executive officer of WEC Energy Group earlier this year, succeeding retiring CEO Kevin Fletcher. One of the largest public companies in Wisconsin, WEC Energy Group is the parent company of Milwaukee-based We Energies and Madison-based Wisconsin Public Service, as well as Michigan Gas Utilities, Upper Michigan Energy Resources, Minnesota Energy and Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. Lauber’s role includes oversight of WEC’s utilities throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. The company, which has about 7,000 employees, reported revenue of $8.3 billion and net income of $1.3 billion in 2021. Lauber has been with WEC since 1990, most recently as chief operating officer. Lauber is also on the board of directors of American Transmission Co.

Education: Bachelor’s, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

As you enter your office what would you choose to be your walk-up or theme song: “AC/DC, ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock ‘n’ Roll)’. It’s a great song and impressive how they incorporate bagpipes.”

Career advice: “Become a student of the business and always continue to learn and grow.”

Favorite destinations: “Las Vegas and Switzerland.”

Biggest recent success: “Leading the effort to decarbonize our generation fleet and continue to provide customers affordable, reliable and clean energy. In addition, we are helping to shape the future with a hydrogen power pilot test that is the first of its kind in the world.”

 

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