NOVI, Mich., October 20, 2017 – ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC) today announced it has appointed A. Douglas Rothwell to its board of directors, effective Oct. 20, 2017.

Doug Rothwell has worked as an executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors. For the past 12 years he’s 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.

Mr. Rothwell chairs the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, chairs the American Center for Mobility, chairs the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Visitors, and serves on the Board of Advisors for UNC athletics, the UNC Chancellor’s Philanthropic Council, and the management board of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.

Mr. Rothwell graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters of Public Administration degree, the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He’s a former Presidential Management Fellow and has received the most prestigious honors awarded by the National Governors Association, the Michigan Economic Developers Association and the University of Delaware for his public service.

Mr. Rothwell joins 10 other members of the ITC board of directors.

“Doug’s record of success in public service, business and non-profit organizations will be of great value to our board,” said Linda Apsey, President and CEO of ITC. “His diverse experiences and current pursuits will contribute to ITC’s leadership in developing modern electric transmission infrastructure solutions.”

About ITC Holdings Corp.
ITC is the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems and lower the overall cost of delivered energy. Through its regulated operating subsidiaries ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission infrastructure in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, and in development in Wisconsin. These systems serve a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along approximately 15,800 circuit miles of transmission line, supported by 660 employees and nearly 1,000 contractors across our expanding footprint. ITC’s grid development focus includes growth through regulated infrastructure investment as well as domestic and international expansion through merchant and other commercial development opportunities. For further information visit ITC is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information visit WWW.FORTISINC.COM.


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