Learn about the Team at WPPI Energy, including our President & CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Financial Analyst.
Mike Peters has worked with and for locally owned, not-for-profit electric utilities for the past three decades. He joined WPPI Energy in January 2011 as president and CEO, responsible for the organization’s leadership, strategic direction and day-to-day operations. WPPI Energy’s 51 member utilities collectively serve more than 200,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa.
Trained as an attorney, Peters has advocated on behalf of utilities and their customers on issues including utility restructuring and customer choice, climate change policy and action, and other critical issues affecting the utility industry at the state and national level.
He currently serves on the board of directors for the American Public Power Association and is a member of their CEO Climate Change and Generation Policy Task Force. Peters also serves on the Board of Directors of the Transmission Access Policy Study group (TAPS) and the board of directors for the American Transmission Co., the first independent transmission-only company established in the U.S.
Peters holds a law degree from the Washburn University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He and his wife, Anita, live in Madison. They have three children and two grandchildren.
Marty Dreischmeier joined WPPI Energy in 1997. Beginning his career with WPPI as a planning analyst, he has continued to gain experience and increase his leadership roles over the past 23 years. In 2007, Dreischmeier became the chief financial officer. He is responsible for the finance, accounting, human resources, administration and risk management functions at WPPI. In addition to his current responsibilities, he has experience at WPPI in power supply planning and both wholesale and retail rates. Marty has been actively involved in all of WPPI’s bond financings since 2003, which in total have exceeded $1 billion.
Dreischmeier has held various leadership positions outside of WPPI, including serving on the board of directors for National CooperativeRx, serving as the finance and accounting committee chair for the American Public Power Association’s Business and Finance Conference and serving as treasurer on his lake owners association’s board of directors.
He holds a Ph.D and M.S. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University and a B.S. in economics and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. His family includes his wife, Anita, three adult daughters, and dog, Hunter.
Joining WPPI Energy in 2011, Melinda Doll is a senior financial analyst for the organization. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the annual budget process, developing the financial forecast, evaluating the performance of WPPI’s investment portfolio, and managing WPPI’s loan programs. She has been actively involved in WPPI’s bond financings since 2013.
Doll holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Oklahoma and B.A. in economics from the University of Hawaii. Her family includes her husband, Patrick, and three young sons.