Mike Rowe is chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Transmission Co. Rowe joined ATC in 2006 as vice president of construction, and subsequently assumed responsibility for asset management, system operations and transmission planning. In 2012, Rowe was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer, and on May 1, 2015, he took over leadership of the company and was elected to the ATC board. Rowe currently serves on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, and is a past director of the Midwest Reliability Organization.
Previously Rowe served as director of engineering and asset management for Kansas City Power & Light, where he developed the annual work plan to cost effectively meet reliability and service targets while also managing the design, mapping and real estate functions.
Prior to joining Kansas City Power & Light, Rowe spent 22 years with Commonwealth Edison in Chicago, most recently as director of project management, where he was responsible for a $150 million annual construction program focusing on infrastructure upgrades in downtown Chicago and generating plant switchyards.
Rowe received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. He also is a member of the ProHealth Care Foundation board of directors.