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A Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture with John Russell

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


  • Loosemore Auditorium Devos Center


John Russell

Speaker: John Russell, CEO of Consumers Energy

John G. Russell 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 billion, assets totaling $15.3 billion and 7,700 employees.

Prior to his current position, Russell was president and chief operating officer of Consumers Energy from 2004 to 2010. He also served as president of the electric utility until 2004. Previously, Russell was senior vice president of electric transmission and distribution and held several leadership positions in customer operations, electric restructuring and logistics management. During a break in service from 1985 to 1987, Russell managed the shipping operations for Meijer Inc.

Russell graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1980. In 1994, he completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

He is a member of the board of directors for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy, and Hubbell Incorporated.

He also serves on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the American Gas Association (AGA), the Business Leaders for Michigan, Grand Rapids-based The Right Place Inc., and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

This event is open to the public. Seating is limited, but registration is required. Please call 616-331-7100 or email Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. Breakfast is included.


Valerie Karelse



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