Having worked in the public utility industry for nearly 25 years, Leverett has a deep understanding of the complexities of the company’s industry, operations and regulatory environment, while having built extensive senior leadership experience. He served in executive positions at Georgia Power and Southern Company Services, where he held overall responsibility for financial planning and analysis, capital markets and leasing, treasury, and investor relations. He joined WEC Energy Group in 2003 as chief financial officer and proceeded to hold numerous executive positions, including president and CEO of the company’s power generation group, with overall responsibility for the electric generation portfolio, fuel procurement, environmental compliance and renewable energy development strategy. Following the company’s acquisition of Integrys Energy Group in June 2015, Leverett served as president of the company’s utilities located in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota through early 2016. In May 2016, he was appointed as CEO of WEC Energy Group and served in that role until October 2017, when he began a medical leave of absence. In October 2018, Leverett resigned as president of the company, while retaining his role as a member of the board. His experience and insights in running a regulated public company serve as critical inputs to the board’s oversight of the company’s long-term strategic plan.
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