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Brian C. Hartmann, President

Brian Hartmann has 10 years of experience driving transformational change within the energy industry on a global scale. Before joining CMS Energy’s primary subsidiary Consumers Energy, he was an Associate Partner and leader within McKinsey and Company’s electric power and natural gas practice. He led client engagements across North America, Asia, and Australia where he focused on strategy related to the clean energy transition, digital strategy development, and operational transformations. He has worked extensively across energy generation, distribution, and retail.

Brian joined Consumers Energy in 2018 as Executive Director of Corporate Strategy and has been instrumental in defining and orchestrating Consumers Energy’s 10-year utility strategy. Brian has a strong background in all aspects of power generation, as well as market trends, and an understanding of how to create and define successful long-term strategies. As President of CMS Enterprises, Brian leads overall strategy, business development, and operations of the company.

Brian holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and a master of science degree from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan. He also holds a certification in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy from Yale University.

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Richard R. Mukhtar, Chief Operating Officer

Richard (Rich) Mukhtar has an extensive energy industry background – most notably developing and responsibly operating power projects. As Chief Operating Officer of CMS Enterprises, Rich’s leadership is critical in ensuring that we continue to excel at our Enterprises operations and keep focus on consistently strong operational and financial performance. Under Mukhtar’s leadership, the company has grown substantially through portfolio optimization and expansion in renewables.

Mukhtar previously served as Head of Asset Management, Global Power for Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) and Managing Director of TAQA New World, a TAQA subsidiary. In these roles, Mukhtar led operations and business development for TAQA’s 16,000-megawatt and 750 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) power and water portfolios respectively. TAQA is a global energy company incorporated in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

Mukhtar also previously served as a director with several utility companies and independent energy projects worldwide.

Mukhtar holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a master’s degree in business administration from Walsh College of Troy, Mich.

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Rajesh Swaminathan, Vice President, Business Development

Rajesh (Raj) Swaminathan is Vice President of Business Development with CMS Enterprises, and leads business development strategy and activities.

Swaminathan brings 20 years of experience in global energy project development, financing, structuring, acquisitions and divestitures. His project work spans the energy development sector and includes natural gas cogeneration, wind and solar generation, electric and natural gas distribution, oil and gas exploration and pipelines. Swaminathan has served as a director on utility boards in Brazil and Venezuela, and also for a U.S.-based internet startup.

Swaminathan holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mumbai and a master’s of business administration degree in finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Pamplin College of Business. He also is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).

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Peter R. Lundquist, P.E., Executive Director, Business Development Transactions and Strategy

Peter (Pete) Lundquist is Executive Director of Business Development, Transactions and Strategy with CMS Enterprises.

Lundquist brings more than 30 years of energy development and related expertise. He has developed more than 4,000 megawatts of wind and solar generation and 2,000 megawatts of natural gas combined-cycle generation. Lundquist also possesses more than 20 years of business consulting and project management experience.

In addition to utility-scale wind and solar and combined cycle generation facilities, Lundquist’s project work has included transmission lines, first-of-its-kind emissions controls, groundwater treatment systems, in situ soil remediation systems and industrial wastewater treatment systems.

Lundquist previously served as Director of Renewable Energy Siting and Development and Business Manager, Michigan Operations for RMT, Inc. In these roles, Lundquist directed business development and managed the operation and profit and loss for nationwide siting and development services among 20 offices and a 50-person consulting practice.

Lundquist holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University and management training certification from Aquinas College.

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Ravi Adibhatla, P.E., Executive Director, Business Development and Prospecting

Ravi Adibhatla is Executive Director of Business Development and Prospecting for CMS Enterprises. In this role, Adibhatla identifies, develops and implements the company’s strategy across its wind, solar, biomass and natural gas generation and storage portfolio. He also leads initial prospecting, valuating and due diligence supporting wind, solar, energy storage and siting projects totaling about 15 gigawatts (GW) of nameplate capacity annually.

Adibhatla’s energy and renewables experience spans more than ten years. He led CMS Enterprises' acquisition of three solar projects - Delta Solar Power I and Delta Solar Power II of Lansing, Mich., Flambeau Solar Partners of Flambeau, Wis., and Hart Solar in Hart, Mich.

Previously, Adibhatla served as Director and Senior Business Development Manager with primary CMS Energy subsidiary Consumers Energy, a regulated utility. In this role, he helped develop a rooftop solar pilot program and two community solar projects at Michigan’s Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University.

Adibhatla previously conducted environmental risk assessments, managed contaminated sites, developed remedial studies and implemented soil and groundwater remediation technologies for several Michigan-based consulting firms.

Adibhatla holds master’s degrees in engineering and business administration from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, respectively and is a graduate of Andhra University’s college of engineering (Vizag, India). He is a licensed engineer in the state of Michigan.

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Neil Pansey P.E., PMP, Executive Director, Operations

Neil Pansey is Executive Director of Operations for CMS Enterprises. Pansey leads operations across the company’s wind, solar, biomass and natural gas generating fleet. He oversees financial performance, project development, operational planning and safety. Pansey also develops processes and strategies to improve operations performance and efficiency.

Pansey’s power generation operations career spans more than 20 years. Previously, Pansey held increasingly responsible operations leadership and engineering roles at Florida Power & Light, Entergy Corporation and Progress Energy Florida. In these roles, he led operations, safety, regulatory compliance and planning in large generating facilities. He also led development and construction of complex projects.

Pansey holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida. He is a licensed engineer, a certified Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt.

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Edward McNamara III, Executive Director, Finance

Edward (Ted) McNamara III serves as Executive Director of Finance with CMS Enterprises. He leads the company’s project and corporate finance strategy and functions.

McNamara has more than 20 years of energy and infrastructure experience. Prior to joining CMS Energy, he held senior leadership positions within several energy companies, including Veolia, SunDurance Energy, American Water, NRG Energy and Calpine Corp. In these positions, McNamara developed, negotiated, structured and financed traditional and renewable energy projects and acquisitions, district energy concessions and waste-to-energy projects.

McNamara holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s of business administration degree in finance from Georgetown University.

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Charles J. Hookham, P.E., Executive Director, Project Management

Charles J. (Chuck) Hookham, P.E., is Executive Director of Project Management with CMS Enterprises. He provides technical and financial leadership on a variety of energy development projects for large customers, including combined heat and power, renewable energy (including wind and solar), and power generation and natural gas distribution system upgrades.

Hookham supports operations, process improvement, business development, new technology and quality functions. Hookham also leads corporate energy storage initiatives – including microgrid installations and battery storage – and serves as liaison to several industry groups, including the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Energy Storage Association (ESA).

Hookham’s energy project management expertise spans more than 36 years. Before joining CMS Enterprises, he served as vice president in several firms including HDR and Black & Veatch, and led large generation, T&D and pipeline projects for energy companies, including Exelon Generation, UGI Energy, DTE Energy, Alliant Energy, TransCanada, Seminole Electric, Entergy, Consumers Energy and Ameren.

Hookham holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a master’s of business administration degree in international finance from Eastern Michigan University and is a registered engineer in multiple states.

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Todd Mortimer, Executive Director, Origination, CMS Energy Resource Management

Todd Mortimer is Executive Director of Origination for CMS Energy Resource Marketing Company (ERM). ERM is CMS Enterprises’ energy marketing, supply and operations group. The group sells 3,200 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market. Additionally, ERM sells 40 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas. ERM sells electricity and natural gas on behalf of CMS Enterprises’ independent power generation fleet and its utility, municipal, commercial and industrial customers, along with and third-party Michigan producers.

Mortimer leads ERM’s deal origination, portfolio optimization and energy operations segments and works to mitigate risk and enhance value across CMS Enterprises’ generating fleet.

Since joining CMS Enterprises in 1994, Mortimer held increasingly responsible positions in power and natural gas markets, deal origination, natural gas and power trading, commercial and industrial retail products and price risk management.

Mortimer holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Spring Arbor University.