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President and Chief Executive Officer


Linda Apsey is President and CEO for ITC Holdings Corp. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic vision and overall business operation of ITC and its subsidiaries. Previously, Mrs. Apsey served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Unit Officer, leading all aspects of the financial and operational performance of the company.

Mrs. Apsey also has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer, and President of ITC Michigan where she was responsible for the company's regulatory, marketing and communications, federal, state and local government affairs, and human resource functions.

Mrs. Apsey was Manager of Transmission Policy and Business Planning for ITC when the organization was a subsidiary of DTE Energy. Prior to that role, she held a variety of positions at Detroit Edison including Manager, Regulatory Relations, where she was responsible for developing and managing regulatory and communications activities with the Michigan Public Service Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Mrs. Apsey earned her MBA and bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs Management from Michigan State University. She is a member of the Business Roundtable, and serves on the boards of The Detroit Economic Club, The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders for Michigan, the Board of Trustees for Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and the MSU Broad College Alumni/Advisory Board. She is a past member of the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC), the EAC’s Transmission Subcommittee, past chair of The Heat and Warmth Fund, THAW, and past President of the Novi Parks Foundation. 


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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

 

Jon E. Jipping, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ITC Holdings Corp., since 2007, is responsible for control room operations, transmission system planning, system operations, engineering, supply chain, field construction and maintenance, safety and security, and information technology. Mr. Jipping was previously Senior Vice President of Engineering, responsible for transmission system design, maintenance and project engineering, after being promoted from Director of Engineering.

Prior to joining ITC in 2003, Mr. Jipping joined Detroit Edison in Engineering Research in 1989. During his career at Detroit Edison, Mr. Jipping held positions of increasing responsibility in Transmission System Operations; Transmission and Sub transmission Planning; and Service Center Operations. Mr. Jipping earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Calvin College and a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, concentrating in power systems, from Michigan Technological University.

A registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan, Mr. Jipping currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Michigan Technological University College of Engineering. Mr. Jipping is a member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Edison Electric Institutes' CEO Policy Committee on Energy Delivery and the Policy Committee on Reliability & Business Continuity, and is a member of the North American Transmission Forum. He also represents ITC on the Senior Executive Working Group of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council.


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Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

 

Daniel J. Oginsky is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for ITC Holdings Corp. In this role, he assumes leadership and responsibility for the following functions: Regulatory, Federal Affairs, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources, Strategic Planning and Enterprise Planning Process, State Government Affairs, and Local Community and Government Affairs. Mr. Oginsky has also served as EVP of U.S. Regulated Grid Development, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and had served as the ITC’s general counsel since he joined the company in 2004. As general counsel, Mr. Oginsky helped lead the company through its initial public offering, acquisitions of Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC and ITC Midwest, LLC, and initiation of its business development efforts in Kansas and Oklahoma. He also led a legal department team that advised and supported business efforts across the company, including transactional, business development, and regulatory initiatives, and managed the company’s corporate compliance program, real estate function, and other corporate functions. Prior to joining ITC, Mr. Oginsky practiced energy regulatory law at the federal and state level at law firms in Washington, D.C. and Lansing, Michigan.

Mr. Oginsky serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for Belle Tire, Inc., a tire and wheel retailer headquartered in Allen Park, Michigan. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Hero Town, U.S.A., a non-profit organization based in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and the Board of Visitors for James Madison College at Michigan State University.


Mr. Oginsky graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University. He recently was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award by Michigan State University’s James Madison College in recognition of his public service, support of the college, and success in his career.


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Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gretchen Holloway is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for ITC Holdings Corp. In her role, Ms. Holloway is responsible for the company's accounting, internal audit, treasury, financial planning and analysis, management reporting, risk management, and tax functions.

Ms. Holloway served as Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer since November 2016. Prior to this role, she was Vice President, Finance, responsible for Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations and Risk Management. She also has served as a director within ITC’s grid development organization. Ms. Holloway has extensive experience in finance including financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining ITC, Holloway held various finance positions at CMS Energy and served as a financial consultant at Arthur Andersen.

Ms. Holloway is a member of the Audit Committee for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the health and wellness of children by raising and granting philanthropic resources, and a Board member of the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, a public/private partnership dedicated to improving Greater Detroit’s quality of life and creating economic opportunity through regional cooperation.

Ms. Holloway holds a Bachelor in Business Administration degree in finance from Western Michigan University.


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Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Christine Mason Soneral is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for ITC Holdings Corp., where she is responsible for all corporate legal affairs and the leadership of ITC's Legal Department, which includes the legal, corporate secretary, real estate, contract administration and corporate compliance functions. Prior to this role, Ms. Mason Soneral was Vice President and General Counsel-Utility Operations and was responsible for legal matters connected with the operations, capital projects, contract, regulatory, property and litigation issues of ITC's four regulated transmission company subsidiaries.

Ms. Mason Soneral has extensive legal experience in the energy, public utility and telecommunications industries. She joined ITC in 2007 from Dykema, a leading national law firm where she was a partner. While in private practice, Ms. Mason Soneral represented clients before state and federal trial courts, appellate courts and regulatory agencies.


Ms. Mason Soneral received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law- Bloomington. While in law school, she authored and published an article in the Federal Communications Law Journal, the nation's oldest and largest circulation communications law journal.

Ms. Mason Soneral graduated with high honors from Michigan State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Pre-Law/Political Science. She also was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, which recognizes students with high ethical standards and who are ranked scholastically in the top of their class regardless of field of study.

In 2014, Ms. Mason Soneral was appointed to the board of Citizens Research Council, a privately funded, not-for-profit public affairs research organization. Ms. Mason Soneral also currently serves as Chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Council of Administrative and Regulatory Law Section and previously was appointed to serve two terms on the State Bar's Judicial Qualifications Committee. Ms. Mason Soneral is actively engaged with Michigan State University's College of Social Science as a guest lecturer, a member of the Board of Visitors, and was a past officer of the Alumni Association Board. Currently, Ms. Mason Soneral is collaborating with the College of Social Science to establish the Alumnae Consortium on Female Leadership. Ms. Mason Soneral was recognized in 2014 as one of Metro Detroit’s distinguished “Women Who Lead."


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Vice President, Engineering

Joseph Bennett is Vice President, Engineering for ITC Holdings Corp. In this role, he is responsible for the Asset Management, Design and Project Engineering functions as they support the capital and maintenance programs for ITC’s operating entities. Mr. Bennett was previously the Director of Facilities, Safety and Security where he directed ITC’s overall safety and security programs and was responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of the company’s facilities.

Mr. Bennett has more than 20 years of experience in the electric utility industry including power generation, tariff administration, regulatory affairs, construction management, and transmission operations. Prior to joining ITC in 2006, Mr. Bennett held a variety of roles in engineering, operations and management at Michigan Electric Transmission Company and Consumers Energy.

Mr. Bennett is a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in energy systems from Michigan Technological University. 


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Vice President and General Counsel, Utility Operations

Matthew Carstens is Vice President and General Counsel, Utility Operations, Legal for ITC Holdings Corp. He previously served as senior counsel and practice group leader, Capital Projects and Maintenance, in ITC’s Legal department.

Mr. Carstens is responsible for legal matters connected with the business operations, capital projects, contract administration, property and litigation issues of ITC’s parent and four regulated transmission company subsidiaries.

Mr. Carstens joined ITC in 2009 as an attorney, bringing significant legal experience to the company as a litigator specializing in antitrust, real estate, contracts, construction and general business disputes through positions as associate and senior associate with law firms in Iowa, Michigan and Illinois. He has practiced law since 1998. Mr. Carstens holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, a master’s degree from The American University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.


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Vice President, Finance & Treasurer, ITC Holdings Corp.

Michael Daranyi is Vice President, Finance and Treasurer for ITC Holdings Corp.  He is responsible for all treasury and cash management activities, financial planning and analysis, management reporting and risk management and insurance functions for the company.

Mr. Daranyi began his finance career in 1983. Prior to joining ITC in 2017, he served in various corporate finance management roles with Tucson Electric Power/UNS Energy Corporation, a Fortis company based in Tucson, Arizona.  Before joining Tucson Electric/UNS in 1997, Mr. Daranyi served in a variety of finance functions in the medical and business services industries.

Mr. Daranyi holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.


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Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

 

Matthew Dills, Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, is responsible for all human resource functions for ITC.

Most recently, Mr. Dills served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Management at Hylant Inc., where he partnered with executive leadership to lead the human resource strategy and business partnership across the enterprise. Prior to that, he held several positions with First Solar, Inc., including Vice President of Human Resources, Talent, Learning and Organizational Development. While at First Solar he provided business partnership focus and strategic deployment of HR services, including employee/labor relations, compensation, recruitment, and training/organizational development. He also served as Senior Director of Human Resources for The University of Toledo, where he drove the strategic development of HR services, including employee relations, compensation, recruitment, and HRIS.

Mr. Dills holds a Juris Doctor in Law from The University of Toledo, College of Law, and a Master of Arts in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green State University.


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Vice President of ITC Holdings Corp. and President, ITC Grid Development

Terry Harvill is Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp. and President, ITC Grid Development.  In this role, Dr. Harvill is responsible for driving the company’s growth and expansion domestically and internationally through regulated, merchant, and other commercial development opportunities.  He is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and execution of transmission development opportunities including greenfield transmission projects, strategic business alliances, and acquisition opportunities.  Previously, Dr. Harvill was Vice President of Energy Policy for ITC Holdings Corporation.  In this role, Dr. Harvill developed company strategies in response to energy policy issues impacting ITC and its customers and advocated energy policy to supports those strategies.

Prior to joining ITC, Dr. Harvill was Vice President of Energy Policy for Constellation Energy Resources, Inc. where he was responsible for Constellation's regulatory and government affairs in North America. Previously, Dr. Harvill was Director of Regulatory Policy and Operations for DTE Energy Company. He also served as a Commissioner of the Illinois Commerce Commission, the State of Illinois' Public Utility Commission; Illinois Governor Jim Edgar's Assistant for Business and Economic Development; and Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman and Senior Economist in the Public Utilities Division of the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Dr. Harvill received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Master of Science Degree and Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Illinois State University. Dr. Harvill was recognized with the Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 Award in 1998, and in 2000, he was selected as one of twenty U.S. participants in the European Union Visitors Program, the International Leader Program of the European Union. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Zoological Society, the Board of Advisors of the Department of Economics at Illinois State University, the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, and the Renewable Energy Advisory Board at Illinois State University.


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Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Ron Hinsley is the Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for ITC Holdings Corp. He leads all Information Technology (IT) activities, including cyber security initiatives, and supports all corporate applications including the Transmission Management System and Enterprise Resource Planning for ITC.

Mr. Hinsley has more than 20 years of information systems experience in the energy industry. He joined ITC in January 2013 from Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, the operators of the Wolf Creek Generating Station in Kansas. In that role, he managed all information services strategy and operations, as well as critical infrastructure protection (CIP) compliance and IT governance functions. Prior to his role at Wolf Creek, Hinsley served as Vice President and CIO for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the former Aquila, Inc. Mr. Hinsley also served as a North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) CIP-compliance consultant for CPS Energy, where he implemented a NERC CIP-compliant infrastructure to serve the company’s energy delivery operations.

Mr. Hinsley currently is a member of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Cyber Security Council and sits on the boards of the Providence Health Foundation in the Detroit area and the Judson Center in Royal Oak, Michigan. 

Hinsley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.


Brett Leopold
Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp. and President, ITC Great Plains

Brett Leopold is Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp. and President, ITC Great Plains. Mr. Leopold serves as the business unit head for ITC Great Plains. He previously was Senior Counsel and Practice Group Leader, Business Operations, Southwest Power Pool for ITC Great Plains.

Mr. Leopold joined ITC in 2008 as director of regulatory policy and attorney for ITC Great Plains, advocating regulatory objectives and legal positions before state regulators in the SPP region. Prior to joining ITC, he served as an attorney in regulatory and state government affairs positions for Sprint Corporation in Kansas, and in legal positions with law firms in Missouri and Kansas, the United States Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Kansas. Mr. Leopold has practiced law since 1993. He holds a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.


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Vice President, General Counsel - Enterprise Operations, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. McIntyre is the Vice President, General Counsel - Enterprise Operations, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer for ITC Holdings Corp. In her position, she assumes leadership and responsibility for the company's corporate compliance program. She is also responsible for managing holding company legal matters, including public company SEC and NYSE compliance and reporting, securities and financing activities, shareholder services and equity administration, development and transactional work, human resources matters, and lobbying and PAC compliance/administration. Ms. McIntyre also serves as the Secretary to ITC's Board of Directors.

Prior to joining ITC in 2007, Ms. McIntyre was in-house counsel for a utility company where she focused on real estate, environmental and corporate securities and finance matters.

Ms. McIntyre earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Detroit – Mercy School of Law and her Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan.


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Vice President and Controller

 

Amy M. Perlman is Vice President and Controller for ITC Holdings Corp., responsible for the company's accounting, financial reporting, tax and other related functions. Ms. Perlman previously served as Director and Assistant Controller at ITC, responsible for external reporting, general ledger accounting and business processes, technical accounting policy and research and SOX Compliance.

Prior to joining ITC, Ms. Perlman spent 10 years at Ally Financial (formerly GMAC) serving in a number of leadership roles including Senior Finance Director and Accounting Director. Ms. Perlman began her career in audit services at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Perlman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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Vice President, Regulatory, Federal Affairs and Communications

Nina Plaushin is Vice President, Regulatory, Federal Affairs and Communications for ITC Holdings Corp. Ms. Plaushin has more than 20 years' experience managing government and regulatory policy at the federal and state levels. She is responsible for the company's federal and regional regulatory functions along with its corporate communication and marketing functions.

She also heads the Washington, D.C., office and is responsible for federal affairs activities. Prior to joining ITC, Ms. Plaushin served as Vice President of External Affairs at WPPI Energy, a regional power company serving 50 customer-owned electric utilities in Wisconsin, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Iowa. In this capacity, she was responsible for federal and state government relations activities for the company as well as corporate communications. She was Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Wisconsin-based American Transmission Company, which included regulatory oversight of the company's environmental and permitting functions. Ms. Plaushin also served as Manager of Federal Regulatory Affairs at PPL, an investor-owned utility headquartered in Allentown, Pa., in its Washington, D.C., office.

Ms. Plaushin assisted a variety of energy and environmental clients as Vice President at Hill & Knowlton, one of the largest communications consulting firms in the world, and Van Ness, Feldman & Curtis, a DC-based law firm. Before entering the private sector, she worked for several members of Congress including Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (R-CT), Senator Spark Matsunaga (D-HI), and C. Thomas McMillen (D-MD).

Ms. Plaushin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She serves as Chair for the EEI Energy Delivery Executive Advisory Committee, President-Elect for 2017 of the WIRES group. She is a member of the Americans for Clean Energy Grid Board and the Keystone Energy Board.


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Vice President, Operations

Brian Slocum is Vice President of Operations for ITC Holdings Corp. In this role he has responsibility for control room and system operations that support ITC’s four operating companies, NERC Compliance and Emergency Preparedness and Response. Mr. Slocum previously served as Vice President of Engineering, where he was responsible for the Design, Project Engineering and Asset Management functions in support of the capital and maintenance programs at the aforementioned operating companies. Mr. Slocum’s background also includes extensive experience in the planning functions at ITC. Prior to joining ITC in 2003, he worked at Detroit Edison in the industrial power, sub-transmission planning, distribution planning and operations areas.

Mr. Slocum earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University and a Master of Business Administration with distinction from University of Michigan-Dearborn. Mr. Slocum is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan. 


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Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp. and President, ITC Midwest

Krista Tanner is Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp. and President, ITC Midwest, where she serves as business unit lead providing leadership, strategic direction as well as responsibility for operating and financial performance for ITC Midwest.

Ms. Tanner joined ITC from Alliant Energy, a Wisconsin-based public utility holding company, where she served as director of regulatory policy. While at Alliant she directed the company’s regional and federal regulatory policy group and led the company’s legal strategy across regulatory jurisdictions. Ms. Tanner previously served as a board member of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) under appointment by Gov. Chet Culver. At the IUB she provided leadership in strategic planning, policy issues, and organizational performance. Earlier in her career, Ms. Tanner was an associate attorney and shareholder at Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

Ms. Tanner holds a Juris Doctor from Drake University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa.


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Vice President, Planning

Thomas W. Vitez is Vice President of Planning for ITC Holdings Corp. and is responsible for all system planning for ITC’s four operating subsidiaries. Mr. Vitez joined ITC as principal engineer in transmission projects in 2001 when ITCTransmission was established as a separate subsidiary of Detroit Edison.

Mr. Vitez earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan. He began his career in the utility industry in 1981 with Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy. He joined Detroit Edison in 1992. During his career, Mr. Vitez has been responsible for residential development of distribution systems, demand side management options, transmission planning and reliability planning.

Mr. Vitez serves on a variety of industry working groups and panels and is past chairman of the East Central Area Reliability Council's (ECAR) Future System Study Group as well as the ECAR Transmission System Performance Panel Working Group. He also served on the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Distribution Factors Task Force and is past chair of the Midwest Independent System operator (Midwest ISO) Expansion Planning Group and currently participates in Midwest ISO's Planning Advisory Committee.


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Simon S. Whitelocke 
Vice President of ITC Holdings Corp. and President of ITC Michigan

Simon Whitelocke is Vice President ITC Holdings Corp. and President of ITC Michigan, which includes the responsibility for both ITCTransmission and METC operating companies. Prior to this role, he was Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for ITC Holdings Corp. where he was responsible for the corporate compliance functions of the company. Whitelocke also has served in other roles responsible for regulatory affairs, external affairs, and internal audit functions

Prior to joining ITC, he was a Principal Financial Consultant for DTE Energy. Mr. Whitelocke earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Toronto and an MBA in finance and management from Michigan State University.