Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy
As Michigan’s largest utility, Consumers Energy recognizes they’re uniquely positioned to be a driving force for good. With a deeply-held belief that a company can serve more than the bottom line, they operate with a triple bottom line – measuring success in the areas of People, Planet and Prosperity. Join us to hear CMS & Consumers Energy’s President and CEO, Patti Poppe, share Michigan success stories and the company’s vision for Michigan’s clean energy future.
About Patti Poppe
Patti Poppe is President and Chief Executive Officer of CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, which serves 1.8 million electric customers and 1.7 million natural gas customers. The company has annual revenues of 6.1 billion, assets totaling 18.6 billion and 7,300 employees. She was elected to this position in July 2016.
Poppe most recently served as Senior Vice President of Distribution Operations, Engineering, and Transmission. She was reponsible for engineering, maintenane and operations of the electric and natual gas delivery systems. Prior to that, Poppe served as VP of Customer Experience, Rates and Regulation. She joined Consumers Energy in January 2011 as VP of Customer Operations. Poppe earned a master's degree in management from the Sanford University Graduate School of Business and received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.