Wisconsin Public Service
Chuck Cloninger was appointed president of Wisconsin Public Service in 2011.
He began his career with WPS in 1981 as an associate engineer. He was named a division engineer in 1982, an electric distribution engineering projects engineer in 1988, an operations engineer in electric distribution in 1989 and a customer service manager and regional manager in 1998. In 2002, he was appointed assistant vice president of operations and engineering.
Chuck received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, in 1981. He is a graduate of the Center of Creative Leadership, the Portage County Leadership Institute - Steven Point, Wisconsin, and the Green Bay Leadership Institute.
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.
Chuck is on the executive committee of the board of directors for Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Chuck has been active in the community through involvement with the United Way and the American Cancer Society. He has also served on the Economic Development Committee for Portage County, Wisconsin, and has been involved in various school committees and programs.
Lawrence T. Borgard
President and Chief Operating Officer — Utilities
Wisconsin Public Service
Larry Borgard is President and COO – Utilities at Wisconsin Public Service. He is also chief executive officer of WPS' 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 WPS governmental relations team.
Larry has spent 28 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 multiple subsidiaries.
Larry has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. He's a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
Larry was recently chairman of the American Gas Association. He also serves on the Bellin Health board of directors in Green Bay. Larry is the executive advisor and a member of the Board of Governors of Metropolitan Planning Commission in Chicago. He is a member of The Executives' Club of Chicago and was campaign chairman for the United Way of Brown County.