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American Transmission Co. announces two promotions

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – American Transmission Co.’s Board of Directors last week approved two promotions. Lori Lorenz was named an officer of the company, and Nate DeBaun was named corporate secretary.

Lorenz assumes the newly created position of executive vice president, chief administrative officer. Primarily focused on culture and people, she oversees human resources, safety, facilities and corporate communications. Lorenz joined ATC in 2013 as director of human resources and was promoted to vice president of human capital in 2014. Since joining ATC, she has developed and implemented several strategic initiatives that have contributed to ATC earning local and national recognition for being a great place to work. Lorenz holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She serves as a leader in several community and industry organizations including Edison Electric Institute’s Chief Human Resources Officer Executive Advisory Committee, Society for Human Resource Management, Waukesha County Business Alliance, Tempo Waukesha, Roger’s Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County Board of Trustees and University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Professional & Executive Development Advisory Board.

DeBaun serves as associate general counsel and corporate secretary for ATC. As corporate secretary, he works with the general counsel and executive team in corporate governance matters, including preparing for and carrying out ATC’s board of directors and board committee meetings. He also provides legal advice and support to ATC’s board of directors. DeBaun joined ATC’s legal department in 2011 and was promoted to lead counsel, corporate affairs and assistant corporate secretary in 2014. DeBaun earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and law, psychology and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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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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