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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Joos

61 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Russell

57 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Webb

62 2002 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Mengebier

57 2006 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Catherine Reynolds

57 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Director

John Butler

50 2006 Senior Vice President

Daniel Malone

54 2015 Senior Vice President - Consumers

Glenn Barba

49 2003 Vice President, Controller, Chief Accounting Officer

Patricia Poppe

46 2015 Vice President - Consumers

Jon Barfield

63 2005 Independent Director

Kurt Darrow

60 2013 Independent Director

Stephen Ewing

71 2009 Independent Director

Richard Gabrys

73 2005 Independent Director

William Harvey

66 2012 Independent Director

Philip Lochner

72 2007 Presiding Independent Director

Kenneth Way

74 1998 Independent Director

Laura Wright

55 2013 Independent Director

John Yasinsky

75 1994 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Joos

Mr. David W. Joos is Independent Chairman of the Board of CMS Energy Corp. He served from October 2004 to May 2010 as president and chief executive officer of CMS and chief executive officer of Consumers. Prior to that, he served from 2001 to 2004 as president and chief operating officer of CMS and Consumers; from 2000 to 2001 as executive vice president and chief operating officer—electric of CMS; and from 1997 to 2000 as president and chief executive officer—electric of Consumers. He is a director of Steelcase, Inc. and AECOM Technology Corporation. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since 2001. He brings to the Boards knowledge and experience gained throughout his more than 28 years with Consumers and CMS including his extensive knowledge and practical experience in engineering, operations and maintenance of power plants and utility systems.

John Russell

Mr. John G. Russell is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of CMS Energy Corp. Prior to that he served from October 2004 to May 2010 as president and chief operating officer of Consumers; he served from December 2001 to July 2004 as executive vice president and president and chief executive officer—electric of Consumers; and from July 2004 to October 2004 as executive vice president and president—electric and gas of Consumers. He serves on the board of Hubbell Incorporated. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since May 2010. Mr. Russell is qualified to serve on the Boards based on the knowledge and experience acquired throughout his more than 30 years with Consumers. He has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the utility. His vast experience within the regulated utility industry, hands-on experience and the leadership positions he has held have provided him with a perspective from which the Boards greatly benefit. Mr. Russell holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in business administration. In 1994, he completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development. He currently serves on the boards of the American Gas Association, Business Leaders for Michigan, the Edison Electric Institute, and Grand Valley State University. Mr. Russell previously served as a director on the Right Place Inc. and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Thomas Webb

Mr. Thomas J. Webb is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presidentof CMS Energy Corp. He is Executive Vice President, CFO of Consumers, 2002. Webb also serves as chairman of the board of EnerBank USA, a nationwide provider of consumer loans. Before joining CMS Energy, Webb had been executive vice president and chief financial officer for Kellogg Co. At Kellogg, he helped drive the purchase of Keebler Co., the largest acquisition in Kellogg’s history. He led the financing effort which included the largest bond offering to that date, $4.6 billion, in the history of the consumer-branded industry. From 1996 to 1999, Webb was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Visteon, an $18 billion automotive components business with major production facilities in 30 countries. Webb began his career at Ford Motor Co. in 1977, holding increasingly responsible financial and managerial positions internationally for more than 22 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration in finance from George Mason University. He received the National Distinguished Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the boards of directors for the Business Leaders for Michigan and Southwest Michigan First.

David Mengebier

Mr. David G. Mengebier is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of CMS Energy Corp. He is responsible for managing all of CMS Energy’s corporate and community-based government relations and public affairs activities in Michigan and in other states where CMS Energy has investments. As chief compliance officer, he has oversight of regulatory, Code of Conduct and corporate policy compliance. Mengebier also is president of the CMS Energy and Consumers Energy charitable foundations. From 1999 to 2001, he was vice president of governmental and international affairs. Before that, he was executive director of federal governmental affairs from 1995 to 1999. From 1991 to 1995, he was director of federal governmental affairs. Prior to joining CMS Energy, Mengebier worked as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives and as legislative counsel for a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit. Mengebier earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1981 and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., in 1984. He earned a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Michigan in 2006. He is a board member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Keystone Energy and the Great Lakes Quality Board, and serves on the Land Protection Committee of the Little Traverse Conservancy. He is a member of the Washington, D.C., Bar Association.

Catherine Reynolds

Ms. Catherine M. Reynolds is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Director of CMS Energy Corp. Since 2013 and is responsible for the legal department and all legal matters affecting the company. She also has overall responsibility for the corporate secretary activities, investor services and corporate records functions. She previously was vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary from 2012-2013 and vice president and corporate secretary from 2006-2012. She joined the company in 1979 and transferred to the legal department after earning her law degree in 1983. She worked in a variety of areas, including 10 years in litigation before focusing on marketing, electronic commerce and corporate issues. She was appointed assistant general counsel over the general practice group of the legal department in 2004 and was responsible for supervising the attorneys handling environmental, labor, benefits, property, contracts, property tax, zoning and insurance matters. Reynolds earned her law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1983 and a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in 1979. She is a Director on the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Jackson County, Michigan and American Bar Associations.

John Butler

Mr. John M. Butler is Senior Vice President of CMS Energy Corp. He also serves as Senior Vice President of Consumers and Enterprises since 2006. Butler is responsible for overseeing CMS Energy’s human resources strategy and the key human resources activities for the company, including employee benefits, compensation, organization and work force development, diversity, equal employment opportunity, safety and health, business operations, work force relations, labor relations and all human resources services for more than 7,100 CMS Energy and Consumers Energy employees. His responsibilities for shared services include managing supply chain, purchasing, information technology, learning and development, real estate, fleet services, security, asset protection, aviation services and corporate travel. Before joining CMS Energy, Butler was the global human resources director for manufacturing and engineering at The Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich. In these positions, Butler is credited with effectively linking human resources plans to business strategy. He held a series of increasingly responsible management positions with both domestic and global responsibility in the United States and Europe during his 15-year tenure with Dow. Butler earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1991 from Indiana University, with a focus on human resources and finance. Prior to graduate school, he had a successful sales career in the transportation industry, working for Emery Worldwide. Butler earned a bachelor’s degree in business in 1986 from the University of Tennessee, with a major in marketing and logistics.

Daniel Malone

Glenn Barba

Mr. Glenn P. Barba is Vice President, Controller, Chief Accounting Officer of CMS Energy Corp. He is also is Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Consumers since 2003. As the company’s principal accounting officer, he is responsible for corporate accounting policy, financial and regulatory reporting, accounting operations, internal control, financial forecasting and budget services. Previously, Barba was vice president and controller of Consumers Energy, having joined the utility in June 2001 as controller. From 1997 to June 2001, Barba served as controller of CMS Generation and prior to 1997, he spent nine years in public accounting, focusing on the energy industry. Barba is a certified public accountant and a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Michigan, earning a master’s degree in accounting concurrently with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Barba completed the Harvard Business School General Management Program in 2008.

Patricia Poppe

Jon Barfield

Mr. Jon E. Barfield is Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. is president and chief executive officer of LJ Holdings Investment Company LLC, a private investment company. In March 2012, he retired from Bartech Group, Inc. (“Bartech”) where he served since 1981 as president and from 1995 to March 2012 as chairman and president of this industry-leading professional services firm, with headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, delivering talent management and managed service provider solutions to Global 1000 firms. Bartech employs and manages the daily work assignments for more than 26,000 associates and more than $2.5 billion in procurement for major employers around the world, making Bartech one of the largest, independent talent management and managed service provider firms in the United States. He currently serves on the board of Good Technology Corporation. During the past five years, Mr. Barfield previously served as a director of BMC Software, Inc. and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since August 2005.

Kurt Darrow

Mr. Kurt L. Darrow is Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. he has served since 2003 as the president and chief executive officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (“La-Z-Boy”), an integrated furniture retailer and manufacturer. Since joining La-Z-Boy in 1979, he has served in positions of increased responsibility, including president of La-Z-Boy Residential, its largest division. Mr. Darrow has served on the La-Z-Boy Board of Directors since 2003 and was elected as Chairman of the Board in 2011. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since November 2013. Mr. Darrow’s qualifications for service on the Boards include his extensive public company experience spanning 35 years, and his thorough strategic, marketing and leadership experience and customer orientation derived from his varying roles at La-Z-Boy, including his current chairman and chief executive officer roles.

Stephen Ewing

Mr. Stephen E. Ewing is Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. He retired in 2006 as vice chairman of DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide and from 2001 to 2005 was the Group President of the Gas Division of DTE Energy. He currently serves on the board of National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since July 2009. He brings to the Boards valuable hands-on experience in the regulated gas and electric utility business. He was the president and chief executive officer of Michigan Consolidated Gas Company until it was acquired by DTE Energy in 2001. He was the former president and chief operating officer of MCN Energy.

Richard Gabrys

Mr. Richard Marcel Gabrys is Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. He is the former interim dean of the School of Business Administration of Wayne State University and the retired vice chairman of Deloitte LLP, a consulting firm. During his 42 years at Deloitte LLP, he served a variety of public companies, especially automotive manufacturing companies, financial services institutions, public utilities, and health care entities. He is the chief executive officer of Mears Investments, LLC, a private family investment group. Mr. Gabrys serves as the lead director of La-Z-Boy Incorporated and as a director of TriMas Corporation. He served on the board of Massey Energy Company until June 2011. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since May 2005. As an active certified public accountant, member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Boards benefit from Mr. Gabrys’ thorough knowledge and expertise in the accounting and financial services and mergers and acquisitions fields.

William Harvey

Mr. William D. Harvey is Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. He retired in March 2012 as chairman and chief executive officer of Alliant Energy Corporation (“Alliant”) and its two utility subsidiaries, Interstate Power & Light Company and Wisconsin Power & Light Company (“WPL”). Mr. Harvey served in those positions since February 2006. Alliant is a Madison, Wisconsin-based public utility holding company, which provides regulated electricity and natural gas services through its subsidiary companies. He is a general partner of Shade Tree Investments Limited Partnership, a private family investment group. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since August 2012. Mr. Harvey holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Juris Doctorate, both from the University of Wisconsin.

Philip Lochner

Mr. Philip R. Lochner, Jr. is Presiding Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. he is a director of public companies, including CLARCOR Inc., Crane Co. and Gentiva Health Services, Inc. During the past five years, he previously served as a director of GTech Holdings, Inc., Apria Healthcare Group Inc., Adelphia Communications Corporation (which he joined after it filed for bankruptcy), Monster Worldwide, Inc., and Solutia Inc. He has been a director of CMS and Consumers since May 2005. A Yale-educated attorney, he formerly practiced law with the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP, served as a Securities and Exchange Commissioner, was general counsel and senior vice president of Time Inc., and chief administrative officer of Time Warner Inc. His qualifications for service as a director include his experience in governmental affairs, law, compensation, human resources, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Kenneth Way

Mr. Kenneth L. Way no longer as Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. effective from May 1 2015. He is the retired chairman of Lear Corporation, a Southfield, Michigan-based supplier of automotive interior systems to the automotive industry. He is a director of Cooper-Standard Holdings, Inc. During the past five years, he previously served as a director of Comerica Inc. and WESCO International, Inc. He has been a director of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy since 1998. In his 38-year career with Lear and its predecessor companies, he held key positions in various engineering, manufacturing, and general management roles. Mr. Way served as chief executive officer of Lear from 1988 to 2000, and as Lear chairman from 1988 through 2002.

Laura Wright

Ms. Laura H. Wright has been Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp since February 18, 2013. she is founded GSB Advisory LLC to provide interim executive and financial management to growth and non-profit companies after her retirement in 2012. In September 2012, she retired from Southwest Airlines Co. (“Southwest”) as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, positions she had held since July 2004. During her 25-year career with Southwest, she held various positions, including vice president of finance and treasurer, treasurer, assistant treasurer and other financial roles. Southwest is based in Dallas, Texas, and is engaged in the operation of passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation in the United States. Ms. Wright currently serves as a trustee of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and as a board member of TE Connectivity Ltd. She has been a director of CMS and Consumers since February 2013. As an active certified public accountant, the Boards benefit from Ms. Wright’s extensive technical expertise and experience in financial accounting and reporting, corporate finance and risk management. She has extensive experience working in a consumer-oriented business environment. Prior to Southwest, Ms. Wright was a manager with Arthur Young & Co. in Dallas. Ms. Wright holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of North Texas and is a member of Financial Executives Institute and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

John Yasinsky

Mr. John B. Yasinsky no longer as Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. He is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., a Fairlawn, Ohio-based developer, manufacturer, and marketer of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and building products. He has been a director of A. Schulman, Inc. since 2000. He has been a director of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy since 1994. A former White House Fellow, Mr. Yasinsky served from 1999 until his retirement in 2000 as chairman and chief executive officer of OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., and continued as chairman until February 2001. From 1994 to 1999 he was the chairman and chief executive officer of GenCorp; and for three decades prior, worked in various positions for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, including serving as group president. He is a director of TriState Capital Bank and TriState Capital Holdings, Inc.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Joos

5,947,880

John Russell

11,451,300

Thomas Webb

3,663,100

David Mengebier

2,047,100

Catherine Reynolds

2,120,070

John Butler

1,465,470

Daniel Malone

1,709,600

Glenn Barba

--

Patricia Poppe

1,343,980

Jon Barfield

--

Kurt Darrow

--

Stephen Ewing

--

Richard Gabrys

--

William Harvey

--

Philip Lochner

--

Kenneth Way

--

Laura Wright

--

John Yasinsky

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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