Areas of ExpertiseKristine Euclide is an experienced, skilled leader in the corporate board room as well as in the executive suite. She is a strong strategic thinker with a creative, pragmatic problem-solving approach. She has helped lead successful resolution of several complex, high profile matters involving policy/ business direction and involving multiple, diverse parties. Kristine has extensive legal and business background in the areas of regulatory law, governance, energy, land use and local government. She has a long history of leadership in numerous civic and nonprofit entities.
Kristine has been on the board of WPS Health Solutions, a nationally recognized benefits administrator for several large federal and state government programs throughout the US and a leading Wisconsin health insurer, since 2007. Kristine was elected WPS Board Chair in March of 2019 and previously chaired the Audit, Compliance and Risk committee. She also serves as Board Chair for two related subsidiaries and the WPS Foundation and is a member of all committees. In this role, she leads the Board in exercising its oversight responsibility for business operations and strategy, risk management and compliance. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors through WPS.
Prior to her retirement in late 2016, Kristine was Senior Vice-President and General Counsel at Madison Gas & Electric Company, a publicly-traded company (Nasdaq; MGEE), where she advised the CEO and oversaw the legal, risk, environmental, safety and human resource areas. As a member of the top executive team, she helped shape and implement policy positions and business direction and negotiated several key agreements on complex issues involving multiple, diverse parties. She frequently interacted with the Board of Directors, shareholders, regulators, community leaders, customers and business partners and often represented MGE in public venues.
Before joining MG&E, Kristine was a partner at Stafford Rosenbaum Law Firm where, for over 25 years, she was legal counsel for numerous business and local government clients. Her goal was to help them successfully conduct their business in a way that strategically avoided legal conflicts, but she also skillfully defended them when needed. Attorney Euclide served several years as firm's Managing Partner and on the Executive Committee, guiding the business operations of the firm.
Kristine also has government sector experience serving for 2 years as executive assistant to the Dane County Executive. She regularly dealt with state and local government officials and staff, the media, community groups and the public. She helped shape and implement several key policy initiatives in the areas of transportation, land use, natural resources and intergovernmental cooperation.
Community engagement is a core value for Kristine. She has a long and deep history of serving on numerous civic and nonprofit boards often as chair or vice chair.
She has a JD degree from UW Madison Law School and a BA degree from UW-Oshkosh where she was honored as an Outstanding Young Alumni. Kristine grew up in a small town in the Fox Valley Wisconsin area and has lived in Madison since 1973. She is committed to encouraging and helping young people (especially women) succeed and to preserving our natural resources.