Richard Hilliker

Hilliker spent much of his career as manager of land and water resources with Consolidated Papers, Inc. (CPI) and president of Wisconsin River Power Co., a hydroelectric company owned by CPI, Alliant Energy, and Integrys Energy. His duties included managing the federal relicensing of seven hydroelectric facilities on the Wisconsin River and planning for the eventual disposition of CPI timberlands in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Now nominally “retired,” he owns and runs two businesses, one a private consulting firm specializing in land management and real estate sales and the other, growing and wholesaling Christmas trees.