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American Transmission Co. names Sanford deputy general counsel

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – American Transmission Co. has named Dan Sanford deputy general counsel and director of Legal Services. Sanford, who served as managing attorney, will report to Robert Garvin, vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Sanford joined ATC in December 2001 as one of its first staff attorneys, and was promoted to managing attorney in 2007. He has provided guidance to ATC’s management and operations on a wide range of business issues, concentrating on state and federal legal and regulatory matters. In his new role, he will be responsible for continuing to provide guidance to ATC’s general counsel and management and will manage the activities of legal department.

Sanford has extensive experience in the electric and gas industry representing a breadth of industry enterprises including natural gas pipelines, natural gas and electric distribution companies, and independent marketers. Prior to joining ATC, Sanford represented several large utilities including Questar Corp., Florida Power Corp. and Wisconsin Electric, as well as serving as deputy general counsel for the American Gas Association.

Sanford received both a bachelor’s degree in political science and law degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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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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