Economic Development Team

The Connect Team

Your team at MGE becomes passionately focused on your success. Getting you up, running and successful is our goal.

Pamela Christenson

Pamela Christenson - Economic Development Director

Phone: (608) 252-5647
Pam is the Economic Development Director for Madison Gas and Electric. She partners with business, education and government leaders to ensure well-planned and beneficial economic growth occurs in the MGE service area.

Prior to her work with MGE, Pam held positions in both the public and private sector including 15 years in a number of positions with the State of Wisconsin. While working at the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, she served as the Director of the Bureau of Entrepreneurship and Technology Development and the Administrator for the Division of Business Development, which housed the agency's economic development and financial programs.

On the private sector side, Ms. Christenson spent several years working at the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, the statewide trade group for gas station and c-store owners as their Director of Public Affairs. Pam coordinated promotions and special events for the Miller Brewing Co. and is one of the owners of Christy's Landing, a bar and restaurant on Lake Waubesa in Madison.

Pam is an avid runner, having completed seven marathons and a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher.

John Drury

John Drury - Business Development Manager

Phone: (608) 252-7081
John is a Senior Business Development Manager with Madison Gas and Electric. John is responsible for assisting businesses that may be expanding or locating to the Greater Madison region. John has many years experience working with businesses, including construction and specialized infrastructure, real estate, financing and the municipal approval process. John has been directly involved in working with large and small businesses throughout the area.

John has three children, enjoys running and has completed several marathons throughout the Midwest.