WEC Energy Group Announces Leadership Appointments

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.

  1. Gale Klappa will continue to serve as executive chairman until May 2024.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.”