Two assume new roles at American Transmission Co.

Fennessy promoted; Finco to lead customer group


WAUKESHA, Wis. Two key appointments have been made in American Transmission Co.’s leadership team.


Tom Finco will lead the Customer Relations and Interconnection Services group, overseeing ATC’s interactions with customers and other stakeholders who desire access to ATC’s electric transmission system. Finco joined ATC in its founding year (2000) and has previously directed the company’s real estate, environmental, local relations, facilities and security functions.  Prior to joining ATC, Finco had been employed at Alliant Energy for 11 years in various leadership positions in real estate.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from UW-Stevens Point and a master’s degree in business administration from UW-Madison.


Franc Fennessy has been promoted to director of ATC’s Land Management and Stakeholder Affairs group, leading the local relations, environmental and real estate functions of ATC’s operations.  He has served as manager of the local relations group, overseeing public outreach with local officials, landowners and other stakeholders.  Prior to joining ATC in 2003, Fennessy served as deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in medieval studies from St. John’s University and a master of arts degree in public affairs from the University of Minnesota.


“These two individuals have made significant contributions to ATC,” notes José M. Delgado, president and CEO. “We are confident that in their new positions they will strengthen our abilities to provide the energy infrastructure needed to serve our customers and contribute to the economic health and well-being of the region.”



ATC owns, plans, constructs, operates, maintains and will expand its transmission facilities to provide adequate and reliable transmission of power. ATC provides nondiscriminatory service to all customers, supporting effective competition in energy markets without favoring any market participant. A member of the Midwest ISO, ATC owns approximately 9,100 miles of transmission lines and 480 substations with a total investment of $1.8 billion in facilities in portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. For more information, visit our Web site at