James F. Schott has been named vice president and chief financial officer for Integrys. He started his career at Arthur Andersen, specializing in capital intensive industries such as utilities. He later worked for Wisconsin Gas (now a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation) where he held several positions including controller, vice president finance and vice president operations. Since joining Integrys in 2003, Schott has served as assistant vice president regulatory affairs and later vice president external affairs. Schott holds a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He succeeds Joseph P. O'Leary, who announced plans to retire in 2013. O'Leary will continue to serve as senior vice president.