Cari Anne Renlund
Full Name
Cari Anne Renlund
Job Title
Vice President and General Counsel
MGE Foundation Inc.
Speaker Bio
Cari Anne Renlund is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE), a community energy company located in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the officer in charge of the Legal and Risk Management; Safety, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs; Government Affairs; and NERC Compliance and Generation Operations (NERC) divisions. In this role, Cari Anne also leads partnerships with investors and external stakeholders, including a partnership with the City of Madison to help achieve common energy goals.

She serves on the Boards of MGE Foundation, Inc., a charitable foundation that funds a wide variety of activities and events for a broad range of nonprofit organizations in the MGE service territory; Customers First Coalition, an alliance for reliable electric service, stable electric rates, and effective consumer protections in Wisconsin; Cool Choices, a nonprofit promoting sustainability and voluntary carbon reductions; and the Wisconsin Utilities Association.

Prior to joining MGE, Cari Anne was a Shareholder and member of the Executive Committee at DeWitt LLP, a regional law firm with offices in Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. Her practice focused on Safety and Environmental compliance and litigation, as well as Regulatory and Government Affairs. Cari Anne also served as the Chief Legal Counsel at the Department of Administration, the highest cabinet agency in Wisconsin, serving both Governors Jim Doyle and Scott Walker. Cari Anne also served in the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, both in Washington DC and Chicago.

She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Law School and St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. She lives in Verona, Wisconsin with her husband and two sons, where they serve as a “billet family” for players with the Madison Capitols of the United States Hockey League. She is an avid hockey mom and lover of Wisconsin sports.