Jeff Rauh, veteran public affairs professional, has more than 15 years of experience in senior-level counseling on nuclear, transmission and other energy issues. He joined Neil Palmer & Associates in 2005 and has worked on the Guardian Pipeline expansion and extension and the TransCanada pipeline projects.
Previously, Jeff had worked since 2001 for The American Transmission Company (ATC), the nation's first multi-state electric transmission organization. He was responsible for relations with state regulators and policy makers in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa.
He led the development of the company's local government and community relations team and the public participation process for new transmission facilities. He helped ATC achieve regulatory certification of a construction program that resulted in nearly doubling of net assets -- from $550 million to $1 billion -- in less than five years.
Jeff began his energy industry career in 1990 when he joined the Nuclear Power Department at Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO), now We Energies. Moving to external affairs, he managed outreach for the siting of a nuclear waste storage facility and directed all public aspects involved with nuclear issues management.
In the mid-1990s, Jeff handled corporate strategy and state regulatory affairs and managed issues associated with increasing competition in the electric industry. In 1999 he assumed responsibility for the divestiture of $220 million in WEPCO transmission assets to form ATC.
Jeff has a BA from the University of Notre Dame. He served in the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer and earned chief nuclear engineer certifications and submarine officer qualification. Active in civic and local affairs, he is president of Marian Heights Corporation, founding member and past president of the Plank Road Investors Stock Club, and past member of St. Mary's Parish Council and St. Mary's school committee.