Mike Plunkett

Senior Operations Director

A native of Geneva Minnesota (pop 454!), Mike studied business administration and marketing at Winona State University prior to beginning a career with Famous Footwear that included stints in retail operations, store construction and facilities maintenance. Mike then served as a Director of Asset Management for a large senior housing provider and then moved back to retail store construction for a short time. Mike joined WECC in in 2008 as a program manager for retail lighting programs and was promoted to Senior Program Manager in 2011, leading all of WECC’s ENERGY STAR lighting and products programs. During his time at WECC, Mike earned the LC and CLCP designations, enabling him to provide lighting technology expertise across  programs while providing a value add for clients by providing
industry insight related to new lighting technology beyond the typical product available at retail.


Mike and his wife Kathy, really enjoy all things Wisconsin, raised 3 awesome daughters there and now have added a son-in-law and a beautiful granddaughter to the family. Mike’s philosophy is that “life is not a practice run”, in his spare time, he loves to cook, watching and attending Wisconsin Badger sports events, and travel to out of the way places. Mike is also an avid road cyclist, on weekends you’ll find he and his wife out on the rustic roads of the Wisconsin River Valley enjoying the solitude and scenery while shredding some of those hills! They are also Parrotheads, members of the Jimmy Buffet fan club, enjoying the music of Margaritaville and never missing a show when he is in the area. FINS UP!

Mike Plunkett

Updated on 2018-09-28T10:11:47+00:00, by Bailee Warsing.