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Larry Borgard is president and chief operating officer
for Integrys Energy Group. He is also chief executive
officer of Integrys' six regulated electric and natural
gas utilities. Larry is responsible for the day-to-day
operations of these subsidiaries, which collectively
serve 1.6 million natural gas customers and 500,000
electric customers across four Midwest states. Larry
also provides leadership to the Integrys Customer Relations,
Gas Engineering, Gas Supply and Governmental Relations
Larry has spent 29 years in the energy industry. He
began his career at Wisconsin Public Service in 1984
as an associate engineer. He has since held positions
in, and managed areas including field operations, regulatory
compliance, transmission and planning. More recently,
he's held a number of executive level positions within
Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical
Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master
of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin
Oshkosh. He's a graduate of the Harvard Business School's
Advanced Management Program.
Larry is immediate past-chairman of the board of the
American Gas Association and serves on the boards of
directors for American Transmission Company, the Metropolitan
Planning Council in Chicago and Bellin Health.
Jodi Jodi Caro is vice president, general counsel and
secretary for Integrys Energy Group and has been in
this role since February 2012.
Jodi received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette
University and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College
of Law. She is admitted to the Illinois Bar and Federal
Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association,
Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association
and the Energy Bar Association.
Prior to joining Integrys in 2008 as vice president
- Legal Services, Jodi owned and operated her own law
practice, which provided general counsel and corporate
transactional services to clients nationwide. Her clients
ranged from established multi-million dollar companies
to medium and small early-stage enterprises.
Prior to opening her law practice in 2006, she was co-founder
and general counsel of Looking Glass Networks, Inc.,
a privately held, facilities-based telecommunications
company headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, and served as
an in-house attorney with MCI/WORLDCOM (formerly MFS
Communications Company) located in Oak Brook Terrace,
Jodi has worked in the Chicago area since 1982 and now
resides in Naperville, IL, with her husband and daughter.
She is a member, past president and supporter of the
not-for-profit PKU Organization of Illinois. The PKU
Organization provides support, education and other resources
to those suffering from a rare metabolic disorder called
Phenylketonuria ("PKU") and their families.
At Integrys, Jodi is the executive sponsor for a tutoring
and mentoring program in partnership with Chicago Youth
Programs, through which employees volunteer time and
serve students from the Washington Park neighborhood
in Chicago. Jodi is also on the board of directors for
Communities in Schools of Chicago, a non-profit organization
dedicated to connecting services to Chicago Public Schools
Jodi is also a member of The Chicago Network, an organization
of Chicago's leading professional women which creates
empowering relationships enabling members to impact
the community at large through peer networking, mutual
support and issue awareness.
Chuck Cloninger is executive vice president - Electric
Segment for Integrys Energy Group. He remains president
of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and Upper Peninsula
Chuck began his career at Wisconsin Public Service in
1981 as an associate engineer in Green Bay. He has worked
at various locations in field operations and staff support
with increasing levels of responsibility. From 2005-2011
Chuck led two of the Integrys Energy Group subsidiaries,
Minnesota Energy Resources and Michigan Gas Utilities.
In 2012, he was appointed to his current position as
president of WPS and UPPCO.
Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical
Engineering from Michigan Technological University,
located in Houghton, Michigan, and is a registered Professional
Engineer with the State of Wisconsin.
Chuck has been active in the community over his career
and is presently on the board of directors for Trees
for Tomorrow in Eagle River, WI, as well as for the
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the Association
of Edison Illuminating Companies, a professional utility
John Kleczynski is president of Peoples Gas Light and
Coke Company and North Shore Gas Company.
John began his career with Peoples Gas in 1986 as a human
resources representative. In the 1990s John held various
roles in human resources and safety. In 2000, John became
the manager of Human Resources, Safety and Claims at
North Shore Gas, then manager of Customer Service in
2001. In 2004, he returned to Peoples Gas, as the general
manager of Field Support. Most recently John was the
manager of Human Resources Services for all Integrys
gas utilities, leading the labor and employee relations
John earned a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management
from DePaul University and is a graduate of the Utility
Executive Course at the University of Idaho.
John currently serves as co-chairperson for the Illinois
Economic Policy Institute and is on the board of directors
for Power for America Training Trust. Previously, he
served on the board of directors for the Illinois Safety
Bill Guc is vice president & treasurer for Integrys
Energy Group. He oversees Integrys' financing and banking
relationships, financial planning and analysis, risk
management and long- and short-term financing and investment
Prior to this role, Bill was vice president/Controller
for Integrys Energy Services. Bill joined WPS Energy
Services in early 2005, shortly after the trading/marketing
and power generation business units were combined under
one management team. He has helped build the company's
finance, credit and accounting organization which supports
the organization's retail natural gas and electric businesses.
He also worked extensively on the effort to divest and
restructure Integrys Energy Services into a smaller,
more focused, customer-centric business.
Bill is a member of various Integrys committees including
the Employee Benefits Administrator Committee, the SOX
Steering Committee and the International Financial Reporting
Standards Steering Committee.
Prior to joining WPS Energy Services in 2005, Bill managed
the accounting department for DTE Energy Trading, a
non-regulated wholesale gas and electric trading company
headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI. His employment with
DTE began in 2001 when DTE acquired MCN Energy where
Bill was managing the accounting group for CoEnergy
Trading, MCN's gas trading subsidiary. There he implemented
FAS 133, and directed the valuation efforts related
to the merger with DTE. He started his professional
career with Arthur Andersen in Detroit, MI.
Bill received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) in 1991 and a Masters
of Business Information Technology from Walsh College
(Troy, MI) in 2002. He is a Certified Public Accountant
and currently serves as president of the Green Bay Symphony
Linda Kallas is vice president and Corporate Controller
at Integrys Energy Group. Linda oversees accounts payable,
property accounting, general ledger and fuel accounting,
benefits accounting and Shared Services Organization's
Prior to her position with Integrys, Linda was vice
president and controller for Peoples Energy and its
subsidiary companies. During her 29-year career with
Peoples Energy, Linda served in a number of accounting-related
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master
of Business Administration with a concentration in Management
of Information Systems from DePaul University. Linda
is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American
Gas Association and serves on the board of the Emergency
Fund, a nonprofit organization in the Chicago area.
Bill Laakso is vice president & chief human resources
officer - Integrys Energy Group.
Human Resources provides comprehensive HR services to
Integrys, including business consulting, compensation,
benefits, HRIS, payroll, safety, health and wellness,
labor and employee relations, learning services, staffing
and recruiting, and organizational development. Corporate
Communications provides corporate-wide strategic communication
counsel through brand strategy, customer communications,
internal communications, community relations/contributions,
creative services and public relations.
Bill holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana
State University. He has extensive background in management
and organizational consulting, coaching, and employee
Prior to joining Integrys, Bill was vice president -
Operations at Employee Resource Center, providing services
to WPSR for more than 10 years. Bill also managed outpatient
clinics and a small hospital in the early 1990s.
Bill supports the community by serving on the St. Vincent/St.
Mary's Hospital Advisory Committee, the board of directors
for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin
and various project teams for the Green Bay School District
and his church.
Phil Mikulsky is executive vice president – corporate
initiatives and chief security officer for Integrys
Energy Group. He began his career with Wisconsin Public
Service Corporation in 1971, in the Systems Planning
Department. He was a part of the System Operating Department
for 20 years, having been named supervisor in 1975,
assistant superintendent in 1979, superintendent in
May 1985, director in 1989 and manager in 1991.
He was promoted to vice president - development for
WPSR in September, 1995 with responsibility for the
two non-regulated subsidiaries, WPS Energy Services,
Inc. (serving as chief executive officer) and WPS Power
Development, Inc. (serving as president). He was named
senior vice president – development for WPS Resources
Corporation in 1998, executive vice president – Development
in 2004, and executive vice president & chief development
officer in 2007. He was executive vice president – business
performance and shared services for Integrys Energy
Group in 2008 until his current assignment.
Phil received a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering
with minors in English and Math from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971. He is a Professional Engineer
in the state of Wisconsin.
He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers and has served as vice chairman
and Chairman of the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of IEEE.
He was a member and past chairman of the WUMS Operating
Committee, a member of the MAIN Operating Committee,
a member of the Edison Electric Institute Interconnection
Arrangements Committee, a member and co-chair of several
NERC Control Center Audit teams, and a member of the
Northeast Wisconsin Quality Improvement Network.
Phil actively participates in the community, coordinating
and working on community and mission activities. He
served on the board for the Green Bay Boys Choir and
was past president of that board. He is active in both
leadership and support roles in his church.
Bill Morrow is executive vice president of Natural Gas
Segment - Integrys Energy Group. This includes North
Shore Gas, Peoples Gas, Michigan Gas Utilities, Minnesota
Energy Resources, Gas Engineering, Gas Supply and the
Prior to this position, Bill was vice president of Gas
Engineering, where he managed all gas engineering and
gas projects for the Integrys Gas Group. Preceding the
merger he was executive vice president of Peoples Energy
and president of Peoples Energy Resources, the company's
nonregulated power development and wholesale gas marketing
subsidiary. As of October, 2001, he also assumed responsibility
for Peoples Energy Services, the company's retail gas
and electricity marketing subsidiary.
Bill joined Peoples as a staff engineer in 1979, and
gained experience working in various areas of the organization
including the distribution and service departments,
engineering, gas control, gas production, gas supply,
corporate, and the non-regulated businesses. He was
promoted to manager of Gas Control in 1993, director
of Gas Supply in 1995, vice president of Gas Supply
in 1996, and executive vice president of the company
He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
from Bradley University and a Master of Business Administration
from the University of Chicago.
Bill is currently active in the American Gas Association,
Gas Technology Institute and Midwest Energy Association
and has served on several operations committees.
Mark Radtke is executive vice president and chief strategy
officer of Integrys Energy Group.
He joined WPS Resources Corporation in 1983 as a software/hardware
engineer in the System Operating Department. His team
received Fortnightly Magazine's ULTRA award in 1994
for their DEMAXX project and has published a number
of papers describing advancements in energy management
In 1995, Mark moved to the Applied Technology Unit as
a principal engineer. He received a patent on a device
for recording and processing metered information developed
to create the DENet â product line. He was assigned
the position of vice president, WPS Energy Services,
Inc. in January 1997 assuming operational and financial
responsibility for the non-regulated energy-marketing
subsidiary of WPS Resources Corporation. He was promoted
to president of WPS Energy Services in October 1999
and later assumed the added responsibility of CEO. He
is also chairman of the Integrys Energy Services board
A native of Marshfield, WI, Mark received a Bachelor
of Science in Electrical Engineering and Technology
from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a 2001
graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management
Program. He currently serves on the Executive Committee
of the National Energy Marketers Association. His is
also a member of the board of directors for NEW Curative
Jim Schott is executive vice president and chief financial
officer for Integrys Energy Group. In this role, he
provides executive leadership direction and support
to all accounting, finance and regulatory affairs functions
of Integrys. Prior to that, Jim was vice president of
External Affairs for Integrys Energy Group.
Jim joined Wisconsin Public Service Corporation as assistant
vice president of Regulatory Affairs in January 2003.
Prior to joining WPSC, Jim was vice president of Distribution
Operations for We Energies. Prior to We Energies, Jim
was employed by the Chicago and Milwaukee offices of
Arthur Andersen, during which he specialized in capital
intensive industries, including utilities.
Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor
of Business Administration from Georgetown University
and a Master of Business Administration from the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the board
of directors for The Salvation Army of Green Bay and
the Children's Choir of Chicago.
Charlie Schrock is chairman and chief executive officer
of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. Charlie's career with
the company began in 1979 when he joined Wisconsin Public
Service as an associate engineer.
Since that time, Charlie has assumed numerous leadership
roles including plant manager - Kewaunee Nuclear Power
Plant, senior vice president of Generation, senior vice
president - Nuclear Management Company (NMC), president
of WPS Power Development, Inc., senior vice president
of WPS Resources Corporation, president and chief operating
officer of Generation at Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
and president of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.
Charlie has both a Bachelor of Science and a Master
of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University
of Michigan. He has completed graduate courses in Business
Management at Cardinal Stritch College and is a graduate
of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Charlie is a member of the American Nuclear Society.
Charlie is on the board of directors of the Edison Electric
Institute, Aegis, Limited, and Wisconsin Manufacturers
and Commerce. In addition, he is a member of the University
of Michigan College of Engineering Advisory Committee.
Charlie is a former board member of the Nuclear Management
Charlie is active in the Chicago community and serves
on the board of directors of Rush University Medical
Center, After School Matters and the Chicago Public
Library Foundation. Charlie is a member of the Civic
Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the
Economic Club of Chicago.
Dan Verbanac is the president of Integrys Energy Services.
Founded just more than a year prior to his joining in
1996, Dan helped lead the company from its infancy to
become a leading natural gas and electricity supplier
operating in competitive markets across the United States
Dan began his career with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
in 1984 as an applications programmer/analyst and subsequently
served as senior systems programmer, supervisor of Customer
Information Systems and supervisor of Technology/Platform
In 1996, Dan transferred to WPS Energy Services, Inc.
as director of Technical Development and Implementation,
and subsequently served as director of Trading Operations,
vice president, senior vice president and in 2004 was
promoted to chief operating officer, where he had operational
responsibility for the non-regulated energy marketing
In late 2009, Dan was charged with leading the newly
restructured Integrys Energy Services. As president,
he has operational and financial responsibility for
the non-regulated energy marketing and renewable energy
Dan holds an Associate degree in Data Processing from
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and a Bachelor's
degree in Computer Science from Lakeland College in
Sheboygan, WI. Dan is also a 2002 graduate of the Harvard
Business School's Advanced Management Program.
Dan serves on the executive committee of the National
Energy Marketers Association and on the board of directors
for the Greater Green Bay YMCA. He has been involved
with many organizations in the communities in which
he has lived and worked.