Dan Ebert named Executive Director of M-WERC

As the organization continues to grow and expand, M-WERC is excited to announce a series of leadership changes. Most notably – starting immediately, the day-to-day responsibilities of M-WERC Executive Director and CEO Alan Perlstein will transition to Dan Ebert as he is named Executive Director of the organization. Perlstein will remain with the organization as CEO through June of 2019. Perlstein will remain engaged with the board of directors expanding regional strategic partnerships and fundraising.

Ebert joins the organization in a full-time capacity as Executive Director with more than 25 years of experience in utility, management and regulatory and policy development. 

“We’re fortunate to have someone with Dan’s experience and relationships to step into this role,” said Perlstein. “As an organization we’re excited about his ability and interest in helping M-WERC navigate the energy, power and controls sector in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.”

Ebert’s experience includes time as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and External Relations for WPPI Energy. He was responsible for managing oversight of regional energy markets, legislative, and regulatory relations in the Midwest and nationally, and corporate communications for the Sun Prairie-based electric utility serving 51 municipal members in three states.

From 2003-2008 he served on the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) — serving as its Chairman from 2005-2008. The PSC is the independent regulatory agency responsible for the regulation of Wisconsin utilities.

Prior to that, during a 15-year career in Washington, D.C., Ebert served in many public and private sector policy roles including both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, ultimately serving as the Legislative Director for Senator Maria Cantwell.

Other management changes include Jacquin Davidson expanding her role as Managing Director of M-WERC’s start-up accelerator WERCBench Labs to include becoming Director of the organization’s Milwaukee office. Michael Hanson will also take on additional responsibilities as M-WERC’s new director of operations and compliance.

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