MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cristy
Garcia-Thomas, chief external affairs officer for Advocate Aurora
Health Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of WEC
Energy Group (NYSE:WEC), effective Jan. 1.
"We're delighted that Cristy has agreed to serve as a director,"
said Gale Klappa, executive
chairman. "Her leadership in the highly regulated health care
field, and her experience in customer care, external affairs, and
diversity and inclusion will add another dimension of strength to
an engaged and effective board of directors."
Garcia-Thomas joined Aurora Health Care — the largest employer
in the Milwaukee region — in 2011
and was previously president of its Foundation. She has more than
25 years of experience in leadership roles including president and
CEO of the United Performing Arts Fund and publisher and vice
president of the Specialty Media Division of the Milwaukee Journal
Garcia-Thomas is a graduate of Kansas State
University. She also is a graduate of executive programs at
Northwestern University and
Harvard Business School.
WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation's premier
energy companies, serving 4.5 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.
The company's principal utilities are We Energies, Wisconsin
Public Service, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, Michigan Gas
Utilities, Minnesota Energy Resources and Upper Michigan Energy
Resources. Another major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and
owns electric generating plants. In addition, WEC Infrastructure
LLC owns a growing fleet of renewable generation facilities in the
WEC Energy Group (wecenergygroup.com) is a Fortune 500
company and a component of the S&P 500. The company has
approximately 45,000 stockholders of record, 7,500 employees and
$35 billion of assets.
SOURCE WEC Energy Group