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Patti K. Poppe

President and CEO, CMS Energy and Consumers Energy

Patti K. Poppe is president and CEO of CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy. She previously served as senior vice president of distribution operations, engineering, and transmission, responsible for engineering, maintenance, and operations of the electric and natural gas delivery systems.

Prior to her current role, Poppe served as Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience, rates, and regulation. Before joining Consumers Energy, Poppe served as a power plant director at DTE Energy. Prior to joining DTE Energy, Poppe held a variety of plant management positions in the automotive industry.

Poppe earned a master’s degree in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.