Charles Matthews

by Edward Cates
Charles Matthews
President & Chief Executive Officer, Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas
WEC Energy Group

Charles Matthews is President and Chief Executive Officer – Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas for WEC Energy Group.

In this role, Matthews oversees the daily operations, strategy, growth and administrative activities of WEC Energy Group’s two Illinois utilities that collectively provide natural gas service to nearly 1 million customers in the city of Chicago and 54 communities within the northern suburbs.

Matthews possesses more than 30 years of energy industry experience in operations, finance, marketing, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to taking the helm at Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, Matthews spent nine years in executive and leadership positions at We Energies and served as Senior Vice President – Wholesale Energy and Euels and Customer Solutions.

Matthews is a member of the boards of directors of BMO Financial Corp., BMO Harris Bank N.A., Chicago Urban League, Economic Club of Chicago, Illinois Utility Business Diversity Council, Navy Pier, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Talladega College and World Business Chicago.

Matthews earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Talladega College and a Master’s degree in Finance from Clark Atlanta University School of Business.

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