Farrow brings to our board of directors more than 39 years of senior leadership experience in managing business operations, technology development, enterprise risk and strategy. His extensive professional experience in the banking and financial markets, accompanied by knowledge acquired from his service on the boards of CBOE Global Markets and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, enables him to add significant value to the board’s oversight of the company’s financial management strategy. His first-hand experience in addressing advances in information technology, as well as the experience he has gained as a current board member on the Audit Committee for both CBOE Global Markets and Echo Global Logistics, is particularly valuable to the board as WEC Energy Group companies address complex risks, including those associated with protecting operating systems and assets against physical and cyber threats. Having spent his career in the city of Chicago, Farrow is also able to provide the board with economic and public policy insight as it relates to conducting business in the city, which is further enhanced by the strong relationships he has developed with key leaders while serving on the boards of several highly visible Chicago-area private, not-for-profit and community organizations. This is especially important given the sizable, long-term infrastructure modernization project underway at Peoples Gas, the company’s utility subsidiary in Chicago, which requires ongoing collaboration with city and state government officials and regulatory agencies.
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