Patti Poppe
Design your work to be fulfilling, so that it’s as much fun as your non-work. I say, imbalance your life. Let the scale drop to the floor for the things that you love the most.

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 1.8 million natural gas customers. CMS Energy has annual revenues of $6.4 billion, assets totaling $21.6 billion and 7,800 employees. She was elected to this position in July 2016.

Patti most recently served as Senior Vice President of Distribution Operations, Engineering and Transmission. She was responsible for engineering, maintenance and operations of the electric and natural gas delivery systems.

Prior to that, Patti served as Vice President of Customer Experience, Rates and Regulation. She joined Consumers Energy in January 2011 as Vice President of Customer Operations.

Previously, Patti served as a Power Plant Director at DTE Energy. Prior to joining DTE Energy, Poppe held a variety of plant management positions in the automotive industry.

Patti 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.