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John Russell

President and CEO, CMS Energy Corporation and Consumers Energy

John Russell is president and CEO of CMS Energy Corporation and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, which serves 1.8 million electric customers and 1.7 million natural gas customers. Prior to his current position, Russell was president and chief operating officer of Consumers Energy from 2004 to 2010.

Previously, Russell was senior vice president of electric transmission and distribution and held several leadership positions in customer operations, electric restructuring and logistics management. He also previously managed shipping operations for Meijer Inc.