Leadership Lyceum Podcast: A Conversation with WEC Energy Group President and CEO Allen Leverett
Tom Linquist is a partner at a leading global executive search firm. He is an expert on executive assessment and leadership development, and can be reached at Linquist@LeadershipLyceum.com.
This is a second feature in a series introducing CEOs that were appointed within the past year. It's my pleasure to join Allen Leverett, President and CEO of WEC Energy Group for this conversation.
Allen was appointed President and CEO of WEC Energy Group in May of 2016. As one of the youngest CEOs of investor-owned utilities, Allen brings verve to industry leadership, but also a deep respect for the past.
In some earlier era, he would have been called a man of letters and a humanist. He is a curator of the best of the past, from restoration of architectural treasures to the application of history to his role as CEO. As a Lincoln-phile, he continually draws on a treasure of leadership examples from Abraham Lincoln.
Allen and I met in his company's vintage boardroom inside the elegantly renovated Public Service Building in downtown Milwaukee, a beaux-arts/classical revival masterpiece. It opened in 1905 as the downtown interurban passenger train depot for The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company.