Garrick J. Rochow

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at CMS Energy Corp.

Garrick J. Rochow

Garrick J. Rochow

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at CMS Energy Corp.

Biography

Garrick J. Rochow 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 $6.8 billion, assets totaling $18.1 billion and 8,200 employees. He was elected to this position in December 2020.

Rochow previously was executive vice president of operations. He was responsible for the company’s electric and natural gas distribution and transmission operations, generation and compression operations, operations performance, regulatory compliance and planning and scheduling.

Previously, Rochow served in several operations leadership roles. Before becoming senior vice president of operations, he was Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of distribution and customer operations. In that role, he led the company’s electric and natural gas distribution systems, engineering, energy operations, electric and gas transmission and customer operations.

Previously, Rochow was Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience, rates and regulation and quality and chief customer officer after serving as vice president of energy delivery. In his energy delivery role, he led engineering and planning of the company’s electric and natural gas distribution systems.

Rochow joined Consumers Energy in 2003 and has held several leadership positions, including combustion turbine business manager at the Zeeland generating facility and site production manager at the Campbell Generating Complex. Rochow began his utility career as an environmental lead at the Holland Board of Public Works, where he served as a maintenance superintendent and managed steam turbine and boiler outage responsibilities.

Rochow graduated from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. He also has attended an executive education program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business

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CMS Energy Corp.
Consumers Energy Company

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466

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1974

Age

47

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Garrick J. Rochow
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at CMS Energy Corp.
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering

Michigan Technological University prepare students to create the future.Michigan Tech will grow as a premier research university of international stature, delivering education, new knowledge, and innovation for the needs of our technological world.

Master's Degree in Business Administration

Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business, one of the largest schools of business in the United States, is the academic home to nearly 4,000 undergraduate students majoring in 16 specialized areas of business. An additional 500 graduate students study business administration and accountancy. The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs. The college is housed in Schneider Hall on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo. The facility, named for founding dean Dr. Arnold Schneider, is adjacent to the Fetzer Center, forming a unique and outstanding business education complex.

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Wisconsin School of Business is the business school of University of Wisconsin–Madison, located in Grainger Hall. Founded in 1900, it has more than 35,000 alumni. The undergraduate program prepares students for business careers, while its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is based on focused career specializations. The school offers many student services, such as Undergraduate Advising Services, The Business Career Center, and International Programs.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2015 - Current

CMS Energy Corp. is a holding company, which engages in business through its subsidiaries. It operates through the following business segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The Electric Utility segment engages in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity. The Gas Utility segment is comprised of the purchase, transmission, storage, distribution and sale of natural gas The Enterprises segment engages primarily in domestic independent power production, marketing of independent power production and the development and operation of renewable generation. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Jackson, MI.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2003 - Current

Consumers Energy Co. engages in the generation of electric power and distribution of natural gas. It operates wind energy parks, hydroelectric plants, and pumped storage hydro electricity plants. The company was founded by William Augustine Foote in 1886 and is headquartered in Jackson, MI.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Public Works Commissioner at County of Macomb (Michigan)

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