Margaret “Peggy” C. Kelsey joined WEC Energy Group as executive vice president in September 2017 and assumed responsibilities as general counsel and corporate secretary in January 2018.
In this role, Kelsey is responsible for all legal matters affecting the company. She also is corporate secretary to the WEC Energy Group board of directors and manages all governance matters. In addition, she oversees the company’s human resources, administrative services and environmental functions.
Kelsey was previously general counsel, corporate secretary and vice president – legal and corporate communications at Racine, Wisconsin-based Modine Manufacturing Co., where she oversaw a variety of legal and regulatory matters, served as liaison to Modine’s board of directors and managed corporate governance matters and the company’s corporate communications function.
Kelsey joined Modine as senior counsel in 2001 and progressed through a series of positions, including senior counsel and assistant secretary; corporate treasurer and assistant secretary; vice president – finance, corporate treasury and business development; vice president – corporate strategy and business development; and vice president – corporate development. She served as general counsel, corporate secretary and vice president since 2008.
Previously, she was a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, where she was a member of the litigation group, specializing in product liability defense and representing clients across the United States.
Kelsey holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Mount Mary University, a juris doctor from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
She is a member of the boards of directors of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Greater Milwaukee Committee, North Shore Bank, Teach for America, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Foundation and Zoological Society of Milwaukee. She also serves on the Marquette University Women’s Council.
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