President, Chief Executive Officer and Director; Chairman, CMS Enterprises at CMS Energy Corporation
Experience Patricia K. Poppe. 51, has served since July 2016 as president and chief executive officer of CMS and Consumers. Prior to that, she served since March 2015 as senior vice president of distribution operations, engineering and transmission for CMS and Consumers, with overall responsibility for Consumers' electric and natural gas distribution systems, energy operations and electric transmission. Prior to that, she served since January 2011 as vice president of customer experience, rates and regulation of Consumers. She currently serves on the board of Whirlpool Corporation. She has been a director of CMS and Consumers since May 2016. Skills and Qualifications: Poppe is qualified to serve on the Board based on her experience and knowledge gained in the utility and automotive industries. She has extensive utility knowledge, including customer experience and satisfaction, rates and regulation, generation, and distribution. The Board benefits from Poppe's prior leadership roles with DTE Energy, including overseeing five electric generating facilities, and her experience holding a variety of plant management positions in the automotive industry. She currently serves on the boards of AEGIS, Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Regional Chamber, American Gas Association and Edison Electric Institute. Core Competencies: - Senior Leadership - Finance, Accounting or Financial Reporting - Regulatory Environment/Governmental Affairs - Risk Management - Customer Experience - Information Technology/Safety and Security - Utility Experience - Strategic Planning and Governance - Sustainability and Environmental - Human Resources and Executive Compensation - Lean
Source: Consumers Energy Company on 03/19/2020
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