Kevin Fletcher was named chief executive officer - WEC Energy Group and appointed to the Office of the Chair and board of directors, effective Feb. 1, 2019. He previously was appointed to president of the organization in October 2018.
Fletcher previously served as president – We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service since May 2016. He assumed responsibilities as president – Minnesota Energy Resources Corp., Michigan Gas Utilities and Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. in September 2018. Fletcher also has been responsible for the supplier diversity initiative across all of WEC Energy Group’s utilities.
Prior to the formation of WEC Energy Group, Fletcher served as senior vice president – customer operations for We Energies. In that role, he had overall responsibility for the planning, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of the company’s electric and natural gas distribution systems in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Prior to joining We Energies, Fletcher was vice president – community and economic development at Georgia Power, Southern Co.’s largest subsidiary. In his 34-year career with Southern Co. in Atlanta – 16 of those years as an officer – Fletcher held leadership positions in operations, customer service, marketing and sales.
Fletcher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He also completed Harvard Business School’s advanced management program and holds an honorary doctorate of engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Fletcher is a member of the boards of directors of the American Gas Association and Edison Electric Institute, and he is a member of the board of regents of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He also serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.
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