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Patti Poppe

President and CEO-elect, Consumers Energy

Patti Poppe, Senior Vice President, Distribution Operations, Engineering and Transmission, Consumers EnergyPatti Poppe is president and CEO-elect of Consumers Energy. She previously served as senior vice president of distribution operations, engineering and transmission for CMS Energy, and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy. She was elected to that position in March 2015.

Poppe oversees the company’s electric and gas distribution systems, energy operations and electric transmission. Her responsibilities include 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 director of energy optimization and as power plant director at DTE Energy overseeing five generating facilities. Prior to working for DTE Energy, Poppe held a variety of plant management positions in the automotive industry.