Linda Apsey


Linda-Blair_7302_RT_113x145 President and CEO, ITC Holdings Corp.

Mrs. Apsey 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.



Robert ElliottPresident and Owner, The Elliott Accounting Group

Mr. Elliott formed The Elliott Accounting Group in Tucson, Arizona in 1983 and serves as its president and owner. Before beginning his financial services career, Mr. Elliott played professional basketball, including three seasons with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He finished his playing career with the Detroit Spirits of the Continental Basketball Association in 1983. While running his accounting firm, Mr. Elliott spent 29 years as a broadcaster for the National College Athletic Association and the NBA. He was a three-time academic and athletic All-American at the University of Arizona, where he earned a bachelor of science in accounting and an MBA. 

Albert Ernst


Ernst_600x429 Former Director of Energy Industry Group, Dykema Gossett PLLC

Mr. Ernst joined Dykema in 1979 following his service as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan. His experience with companies in the public utility, energy, transmission, telecommunications and rural electric cooperative fields spans three decades. The primary focus of his Lansing-based practice is on the administrative and regulatory issues facing clients in the electric and natural gas sectors and related industry infrastructure. 



Debora Frodl Founder, DF Strategies

Ms. Frodl is founder of DF Strategies, a strategic consultancy firm in Minneapolis. She previously served a 28-year career at General Electric (GE), where she most recently was Global Executive Director, Ecomagination. Ms. Frodl has an extensive background in renewable and clean energy solutions ranging from serving as GE’s Chief Strategy Officer and Global Alternative Fuels Leader to Global Executive Director where she led Ecomagination, GE’s global business strategy to accelerate technology innovation to drive cleaner energy solutions.

Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr., USAF, Retired


President and CEO, The Hawkins Group

Lt. Gen. Hawkins is President and CEO of the Hawkins Group, a consultancy focusing on digital, information technology and cybersecurity challenges for Fortune 500 clients and the U.S. Government. He founded the Hawkins Group in 2015 after serving more than a 37-year decorated career in the United States Air Force, which included leadership roles in critical infrastructure and key information systems used by the Department of Defense and its coalition partners.

David Hutchens


Barry PerryPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Fortis, Inc.

Mr. Hutchens is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry and parent company of ITC.  He was appointed to this position beginning January 1, 2021.  Mr. Hutchens previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Fortis and President and CEO of Fortis subsidiary UNS Energy.  He has a unique combination of operational and regulatory expertise in both the electric and gas sectors of the energy industry.

James P. Laurito


james_p_lauritoExecutive Vice President, Business Development, Fortis, Inc.

Mr. Laurito is Executive Vice President, Business Development for Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry and parent company of ITC.  He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, the first U.S. subsidiary of Fortis. Mr. Laurito also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of both New York State Electric and Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation, subsidiaries of Iberdrola/ Energy East Corporation.

Sandra E. Pierce


Sandy PierceSr. Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director and Chairman of Michigan, Huntington National Bank
Chairman of the Board of Directors, ITC Holdings Corp.

Ms. Pierce joined Huntington in 2016 after its merger with FirstMerit Corporation. She leads the Private Client Group, encompassing Huntington Wealth and Investment management, Huntington Private Bank, the Huntington Investment Company, National Settlements and Retirement Plan Services. Ms. Pierce also leads the Regional Presidents, Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Regional Marketing Teams for Huntington. She began her financial services career in 1978.

Kevin L. Prust


Prust Kevin-2014Former Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, The Weitz Company, LLC

Mr. Prust has more than 30 years of financial and accounting experience serving a variety of public and private organizations, most recently with The Weitz Company, a large national and international construction firm. Prior to joining the Weitz Company, Mr. Prust was a managing partner with a national accounting firm, McGladrey & Pullen LLP, which he joined in 1978. He has expertise with strategic leadership, mergers and acquisitions, financing and governance.

A. Douglas Rothwell


Doug RothwellExecutive-in-Residence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mr. Rothwell is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill responsible for economic development. He previously served as President and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan – the state’s business roundtable. In the public sector he served as Delaware’s Chief of Staff, President of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and chair of Governor Rick Snyder’s transition team. In the business world, Mr. Rothwell managed General Motors’ 400 million square foot global real estate portfolio and was the Chief Administrative Officer at Bank of America’s credit card subsidiary.