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American Transmission Co. names Banks to lead Internal Audit, Compliance

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – American Transmission Co. has named Juanita C. Banks director of Internal Audit and Compliance. Banks will provide strategic direction for both departments and will oversee ATC’s compliance with new federal mandatory reliability standards that ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Banks will report to Bert Garvin, vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Banks served as manager of internal audit at ATC for four years where she also chaired the ethics committee. Most recently, Banks was an associate director of internal audit with Protiviti Inc., an internal audit and business risk consulting firm. She also held accounting and auditing positions at WH Brady, Northwestern Mutual and Arthur Andersen, and worked as a special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Banks received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee. She is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor.

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Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multistate transmission-only utility, American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates more than 10,000 miles of electric transmission lines and approximately 580 substations in portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. Our transmission network enables the movement of electricity produced from all forms of generation resources to areas where it is needed. Visit our website at

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