People: CMS Energy Corp (CMS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Joos

61 2010 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John Russell

56 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Webb

61 2002 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Mengebier

56 2006 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Catherine Reynolds

56 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

John Butler

49 2006 Senior Vice President

Brian Rich

2014 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Glenn Barba

48 2003 Vice President, Controller, Chief Accounting Officer

Melissa Gleespen

2013 Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Jon Barfield

62 2005 Independent Director

Kurt Darrow

59 2013 Independent Director

Stephen Ewing

70 2009 Independent Director

Richard Gabrys

72 2005 Independent Director

William Harvey

65 2012 Independent Director

Philip Lochner

71 2007 Presiding Independent Director

Kenneth Way

74 1998 Independent Director

Laura Wright

54 2013 Independent Director

John Yasinsky

74 1994 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Joos

Mr. David W. Joos is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of CMS Energy Corp. He served from October 2004 to May 2010 as president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and chief executive officer of Consumers Energy. Prior to that, he served from 2001 to 2004 as president and chief operating officer of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy; from 2000 to 2001 as executive vice president and chief operating officer — electric of CMS Energy; and from 1997 to 2000 as president and chief executive officer — electric of Consumers Energy. He is a director of Steelcase, Inc. and AECOM Technology Corporation. He has been a director of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy since 2001. Mr. Joos holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Iowa State University, and completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development in 1989. He has worked in the nuclear power industry. He also currently serves on the board and executive committee of Business Leaders for Michigan.

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 Energy; he served from December 2001 to July 2004 as executive vice president and president and chief executive officer — electric of Consumers Energy; and from July 2004 to October 2004 as executive vice president and president — electric and gas of Consumers Energy. He serves on the board of Hubbell Incorporated. He has been a director of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy 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 Energy. 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 directors of the American Gas Association (AGA), Business Leaders for Michigan, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Grand Rapids-based 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-Present, Executive Vice President, CFO of CMS Enterprises, 2002-Present, Director of CMS Enterprises, 2002-Present.

David Mengebier

Mr. David G. Mengebier is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of CMS Energy Corp. He is also Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Consumers since November 2006; Senior Vice President of Enterprises since 2003. He was Senior Vice President of CMS Energy and of Consumers from 2001-11/2006.

Catherine Reynolds

Ms. Catherine M. Reynolds is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of CMS Energy Corp. Reynolds is responsible for the legal department and all legal matters affecting CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. A Jackson native, Reynolds has a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University and law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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. He was Senior Vice President of CMS Generation from 2006-5/2007.

Brian Rich

Mr. Brian Rich has been appointed as Chief Information Officer, Vice President of the Company effective July 1, 2014. Rich has served as vice president of business technology for San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co., overseeing the company's technology strategy. He started with PG&E in 2010 and was responsible for the technology deployment of the largest smart meter implementation in North American history. Prior to joining PG&E, Rich held a series of progressively responsible positions for Accenture, starting in 1996, providing strategic and technological services to companies worldwide. He holds a bachelor's degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and serves currently on various boards of directors.

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 and of Enterprises since November 2007. He was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Enterprises from 2003-11/2007; Vice President and Controller of Consumers from 2002-2003.

Melissa Gleespen

Ms. Melissa Gleespen is Vice President, Corporate Secretary of CMS Energy Corp. She is responsible for securities law matters, corporate records, investor services and corporate secretary functions. Gleespen joined the Company earlier this year as supervisory assistant general counsel, and has extensive background in corporate governance, disclosure regulations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance. She previously was law director and assistant secretary at Owens Corning in Toledo, Ohio. Gleespen earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University Extension School and earned her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

Jon Barfield

Mr. Jon E. Barfield is Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. He is president and chief executive officer of LJ Holdings Investment Company LLC, a private investment company. In March 2012, he retired from The Bartech Group, Inc. (“Bartech”) where he served since 1981 as president and from 1995 to March 2012 as chairman and president, of this industry 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 billion in procurement for employers around the world, making Bartech Group one, independent talent management and managed service provider firms in the United States. Mr. Barfield currently serves as the lead director of BMC Software, Inc. During the past five years, he previously served as a director of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., Dow Jones & Company, and National City Corp. He has been a director of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy since August 2005. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mr. Barfield brings to the Boards legal knowledge and experience, having practiced corporate and securities law at Sidley Austin LLP.

Kurt Darrow

Mr. Kurt L. Darrow is Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO of La-Z-Boy in 2003, and Chairman in 2011, Darrow was President of La-Z-Boy Residential, the flagship (and industry-leading) brand and largest division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. During his 34 years with the company, it grew from one known primarily for its world-famous reclining chairs into one of the world’s leading residential home furnishings producers and retailers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. Born and raised in Michigan, where La-Z-Boy is headquartered, Darrow is a Member of the Board and Executive Committee of Business Leaders for Michigan, a non-profit leadership organization, and serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe. He is also a Board Member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance, and served as its Chairman in 2008. Darrow earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Adrian College, where he also served as a Member of the college’s Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2011.

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 Energy and Consumers Energy since July 2009. 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, and the former president and chief executive officer of Michigan Consolidated Gas Company. During his energy industry career, he also gained environmental experience related to exploration, production, drilling, mid-stream operations and hybrid vehicles. He is a director of the Early Childhood Investment Corporation and AAA Michigan, and also is vice chairman of the Auto Club Group. He serves as director of The Auto Club Trust, FSB, which conducts business as AAA Bank, Nebraska. He also serves as the immediate past chairman of The Skillman Foundation.

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 Corporation and as a director of TriMas Corporation. He served on the board of Massey Energy Company until June 2011 and Dana Corporation until January 2008. He has been a director of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy 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. In addition, he serves on the boards of Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, Detroit Regional Chamber, Alliance for a Safer Greater Detroit (Crime Stoppers), Ave Maria University, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

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 investment group. He has been a director of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy since August 2012. Mr. Harvey holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Juris Doctorate, both from the University of Wisconsin. He brings to the Boards legal knowledge and experience, having begun his career as an attorney in private practice and serving as General Counsel of WPL. Mr. Harvey’s qualifications for service on the Boards include his long-term experience with public utility operations and publicly traded companies, knowledge of customer perspectives, utility and environmental regulations and safety and diversity initiatives. Mr. Harvey currently serves as a director of Sentry Insurance Company.

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 Energy and Consumers Energy 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. Mr. Lochner also has previously served as a director of Brooklyn Bancorp and American Television and Communications, as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers, and on the advisory board of Republic N.Y. Corp.

Kenneth Way

Mr. Kenneth L. Way is Independent Director of CMS Energy Corp. 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, as wlle as Member of the Audit and finance Committees of the Company. Ms. Wright retired from Southwest Airlines in 2012 after serving as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer since 2004. During her 25-year career with Southwest Airlines, she also served as vice president of finance and treasurer and held several other financial positions. Ms. Wright now serves as a consultant to Southwest Airlines. Ms. Wright is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. She is a certified public accountant and is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science degree from the University of North Texas, as well.

John Yasinsky

Mr. John B. Yasinsky is 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.

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