Payne brings to our board of directors strong senior leadership and public service experience within the greater Milwaukee community and state of Wisconsin, having previously served in roles that included the securities commissioner for the State of Wisconsin, managing partner of the Milwaukee office of the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, and president and CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club Inc. In addition, Payne is involved in numerous Milwaukee-area nonprofit entities, making him well-positioned to provide the board with perspective on the economic and social issues affecting the greater Milwaukee area, as well as a broad spectrum of the company's customers. As founder and president of Addison-Clifton LLC, which provides global trade compliance consulting, Payne understands the importance of providing clients with exceptional customer service, a focus that is critical to the execution of WEC Energy Group's strategic initiatives. Payne applies his senior leadership experience, governance and risk management capabilities, and significant managerial, operational, financial and global experiences to his role as chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee.
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