American Transmission Co.: Jamar, Norton elected to ATC board of directors

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – John Jamar and Gale Norton have been elected to the board of directors of American Transmission Co., replacing two retiring board members.

John Jamar is president and chief executive officer of CCI Systems, Inc., a nationally recognized communications networking, engineering and construction firm headquartered in Iron Mountain, Mich. Prior to becoming chief executive officer, Jamar served as vice president of marketing, executive vice president and chief operations officer. Currently, he is a trustee of the CCI Systems employee stock ownership plan. He is a past board member of First National Bank and Trust Co., and past chief volunteer officer for the YMCA in Iron Mountain, Mich. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Gale Norton is president of Norton Regulatory Strategies consulting firm and joins the ATC board with an extensive background in energy policy and land management. Norton was general counsel for Royal Dutch Shell Unconventional Oil and Secretary of the Interior under George W. Bush. She also served as Attorney General of Colorado and has appeared on numerous national news programs, in addition to authoring law review articles and book chapters on environment, criminal law, taxation and public policy. Norton earned her Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Denver. Norton has chaired the National Park Foundation and U.S. Migratory Bird Commission.

Jamar and Norton replace William Verrette, chairman of Champion, Inc., a board member since 2001, and Ann Schrader, retired chief operating officer of HealthEast Care System, a board member since 2008.