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Joseph L. Welch

Chairman, President and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.

JoeWelch_NewAs chairman, president and CEO, Joseph Welch is responsible for the strategic vision and overall business operation of ITC Holdings and its subsidiaries. Under Welch’s leadership, ITC and its subsidiaries have been singularly focused on investing in the high-voltage transmission system in order to provide best-in-class service to customers and pursuing transmission infrastructure improvements that will increase reliability, reduce constraints and lower the total cost of delivered energy. Welch is a leading voice in energy policy development that will support an evolving energy future and national economic development.

Welch has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan.

Welch is a member of the board of directors of the Detroit Regional Chamber and chairman of its 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference. He is a member of the board of directors of the Detroit Economic Club. He also is a member of Business Roundtable, the Council on Competitiveness and the Advisory Board of the University of Kansas’ College of Engineering. Welch also is the co-author of “Competitive Energy Markets: The Power of Choice.”