Meet Arlene Buttke

Meet Arlene Buttke, one of Steigerwaldt’s Right-of-Way agents. Arlene’s primary responsibilities are supporting the Right-of-Way department in the field by performing and overseeing all aspects of utility and highway right-of-way acquisition and permitting.

Please provide a professional history introduction (prior and during your time at Steigerwaldt):

  • Prior to joining Steigerwaldt as Right-of-Way agent, I worked for We Energies for 43 years. My positions at We Energies included Typist and Customer Service professional.  At the time of my retirement in 2020, I was a Senior Right-of-Way Agent in the Property Management Department working with buying, selling and leasing fee-owned property, as well as working on wind, gas, electric and solar acquisition projects.

Why are you passionate about this field?

  • As a landowner myself, I understand preserving the value of what you purchased. With my customer service experience, I use my skill in negotiating to accomplish the needs of others and expansion in the utility industry.

Why do you enjoy working at Steigerwaldt?

  • Their consideration for my retirement time as well as getting a job done.

What industry changes are you most excited about?

  • There seems to be a focus on renewable energy. Hopefully, in Wisconsin, solar proves beneficial.

      What’s your favorite tree and why?

      • Oak. I love the shape of the leaf and the design of the wood on cabinetry.

      What’s your superpower?

      • Listening

      What would you do with 10 acres?

      • I would use it to hike while simply enjoying the sounds of nature.

      What’s your favorite National Park?

      • The Grand Canyon

      What is your favorite outdoor activity?

      • Camping and Biking