Appointees are Gale Klappa, Scott Lauber, and Kevin Fletcher
MILWAUKEE, WI (STL.News) The board of directors of WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) today took the next steps in the company’s succession planning process, providing continuity and senior leadership for the next chapter of the company’s growth, development, and service to customers.
- Gale Klappa will continue to serve as executive chairman until May 2024.
- Scott Lauber, currently chief operating officer, is promoted to president and chief executive officer effective February 1, 2022. In his new role, Lauber will report to Klappa.
- Kevin Fletcher, currently president and chief executive officer, has announced his plan to retire. From February 1, 2022, until his retirement in June, Fletcher will serve as a senior adviser to help ensure a seamless transition.
“On behalf of the board, I want to thank Kevin for guiding the company’s operations and extending our track record of world-class performance,” said Klappa. “Over the past several years, Kevin and I have worked hand in hand to build and strengthen our leadership team. The depth and commitment of our officer group is a testament to that effort.”
“As we look forward, we know that Scott Lauber’s experience and demonstrated results over a wide-ranging, 31-year career at the company have prepared him well for the opportunities ahead,” Klappa added. “Our future is bright.”