Thursday, September 24
by Patti Poppe
7PM Presentation Begins
600 Elkenburg St, South Haven, Michigan 49090
Patti Poppe was elected President and CEO of CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility. Consumers Energy provides electricity and natural gas to 6.7 million of Michigan’s 10 million Lower Peninsula residents.
Poppe held a variety of automotive management positions and served as power plant director at Detroit, Michigan based DTE Energy before returning to her hometown of Jackson to join Consumers Energy in 2011. She 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.
At a time of unprecedented change in the energy industry, Poppe has focused on connecting the company more closely with its customers and adapting lean operating system principles. She also has led the company’s commitment to a triple bottom line in service of people, the planet and prosperity.