ITC Promotes Plaushin to Vice President of Federal Affairs

Feb 23, 2010

NOVI, Mich., Feb 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) has promoted Nina Plaushin to vice president of Federal Affairs.

In her new position, Plaushin leads the Washington, D.C., office where she represents ITC before Congress on legislative matters. She also works closely with key regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy. Plaushin reports to Linda Blair, ITC's executive vice president and chief business officer.

"Nina's significant contributions include advancing ITC's legislative agenda and positioning the company in transmission policy reform efforts," said Blair. "Her extensive industry background and legislative expertise will continue to drive ITC's leadership position in the national energy debate as we advocate reform to promote the development of a transmission system to meet the nation's energy and environmental goals."

Plaushin has more than 20 years experience managing government and regulatory policy at the federal and state levels. Plaushin joined ITC in 2008 as director of Federal and Legislative Affairs. Prior to joining ITC, she served as vice president of External Affairs at WPPI Energy. Before that, she was director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Wisconsin-based American Transmission Company and manager of Federal Regulatory Affairs at PPL, an investor-owned utility headquartered in Allentown, Pa.

Before entering the private sector, Plaushin worked for several members of Congress including Sen. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (R-CT), Sen. Spark Matsunaga (D-HI), and Rep. C. Thomas McMillen (D-MD).

Plaushin is active in a number of industry organizations, including the Edison Electric Institute, the Energy Future Coalition, and WIRES, where she serves as vice president. WIRES is a non-profit working group that promotes a legal and public policy climate that focuses investors, policymakers and the public on the benefits that high-voltage transmission solutions offer for the economy, national security and the energy-consuming public.

Plaushin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

Plaushin lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband and two daughters.

About ITC Holdings Corp.

ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) invests in the electricity transmission grid to improve electric reliability, improve access to markets, and lower the overall cost of delivered energy. ITC is the largest independent electricity transmission company in the country. Through its subsidiaries, International Transmission Company dba ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC and ITC Midwest LLC, ITC operates contiguous, regulated, high-voltage transmission systems in Michigan's Lower Peninsula and portions of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri, serving a combined peak load in excess of 25,000 megawatts. ITC is also focused on new areas where significant transmission system improvements are needed through subsidiaries ITC Grid Development, LLC, ITC Great Plains, LLC and ITC Panhandle Transmission, LLC. For more information, please visit: (itc-ITC)

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