Brian Dobberke was named special advisor to the CEO in July 2021, and will serve in this role until his planned retirement in late 2021.
Dobberke previously served as senior vice president — human resources and organizational effectiveness, as well as compliance officer, since March 2018. In these roles, he was responsible for human resources and organizational effectiveness, administrative services, ethics and compliance, and business continuity.
Dobberke previously was vice president — Wisconsin field operations since June 2015. Prior to that, he served as director — customer field operations for We Energies since 2008, responsible for the design and construction of new services, facility relocations, and system maintenance of both electric and natural gas distribution systems.
Since joining the company in 1987 as a customer service representative, Dobberke has held several positions of increasing responsibility, including supervisor — customer services, supervisor — operations, and director — system operations.
Prior to joining We Energies, Dobberke worked for Prudential Insurance, Dobberke Acres (a family dairy farm) and Bergstrom Motors.
Dobberke received his undergraduate degree in economics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee.
He is a member of the Edison Electric Institute’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) committee and Midwest Energy Association, and is a past member of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies’ Operations subcommittee. He currently co-sponsors the We Energies Management Development Network and is a past co-chair for the Wisconsin Energy Workforce Consortium.
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