The need for clean energy is clearer than ever before. Not only will clean energy play a major role in energy production, but it also represents a significant opportunity for job creation and economic growth.1 On May 20th, we held a webinar with Patti Poppe, President & CEO of CMS Energy, to discuss CMS Energy’s Clean Energy Plan. 



Specifically, we covered:

  • The details of CMS Energy’s Clean Energy Plan 
  • How CMS Energy plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted operations

A founding Partner of Telemus, Gary serves as the firm’s Chairman. In this role he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Telemus in addition to managing key member relationships and serving on the firm’s investment committee.

Prior to forming Telemus in 2005, Gary served as a First Vice President of Investments at Merrill Lynch and as Senior Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services. During his over 20 year career as a retail stockbroker, he built one of the largest brokerage practices in the industry. Gary has been repeatedly selected as one of “America’s Top 100 Advisors” and “America’s Top Independent Advisors” by Barron’s magazine and is frequently quoted in numerous industry publications. See Important Disclosures

Patti Poppe is President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson, Michigan-based CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility and the nation’s fourth-largest combination utility. Consumers Energy provides electricity and natural gas to 6.7 million of Michigan’s 10 million Lower Peninsula residents.

Prior to her election to this position in July 2016, Patti 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.


1Forbes, Renewable Energy Job Boom Creates Economic Opportunity As Coal Industry Slumps. (Link)

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