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American Transmission Co. names Jett director of Business Development

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – American Transmission Co. has named Paul Jett director of Business Development, effective June 1, 2010. Jett is the first member of the newly created Business Development team, which will work to identify electric transmission development opportunities outside of ATC’s primary footprint of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Jett most recently served as director of regional transmission organization activities for Duke Energy. Jett worked at Cinergy for 19 years prior to the company’s merger with Duke Energy in 2006. During his tenure at Cinergy, Jett held numerous leadership roles in system operations, operations engineering, regional coordination and planning, regulatory and legislative strategy, federal regulatory policy, and control area operations.

Jett currently serves as chair of the Midwest ISO Steering Committee and vice chair of the Midwest ISO Advisory Committee. He previously served as chair of the Midwest ISO Transmission Owners’ Committee in 2007 and 2008.

“We are excited to add an experienced professional like Paul to our new Business Development team as we expand our business,” said John Procario, president, chief executive officer and chairman of ATC. “Paul brings business and industry experience and the strong leadership skills needed to help position ATC for continual growth as the premier transmission utility in the United States.”

Jett earned a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering technology from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas More College.

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American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the electric transmission system in portions of the Upper Midwest. Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, ATC has invested to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now has $5 billion in assets, including more than 9,890 miles of transmission lines and 568 substations. The company is a member of the MISO regional transmission organization, and provides nondiscriminatory service to all customers, supporting effective competition in energy markets without favoring any market participant. For more information, visit our website at

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