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Patricia K. Poppe - CMS Energy

Patricia K. Poppe

CMS Energy

With a Master’s degree in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Patricia Poppe uses her extensive knowledge and expertise in customer experience, satisfaction, and regulation to lead in the C-Suite at CMS Energy. Utilizing her strong intuition and ambition, Poppe has achieved many high impact goals working for CMS, skyrocketing annual revenue. Under Poppe’s leadership, CMS Energy has one of the cleanest generation fleets, and has focused efforts on converting all coal power plants into renewable energy sources. Poppe’s top priority as acting CEO is to carry forward the company’s mission across all platforms with an equal commitment to the planet, people and profits. Previously, Poppe served as a Power Plant Director at DTE Energy and held numerous leadership positions at General Motors. Currently, Poppe serves on the boards of the Business Leaders for Michigan, Detroit Regional Chamber, American Gas Association and Edison Electric Institute.

Year appointed: 2016