ITCTransmission Hires Frances Brown as Director, State Governmental Affairs

Oct 30, 2006

NOVI, Mich., Oct 30, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- ITCTransmission, a subsidiary of ITC Holdings (NYSE: ITC), has hired Frances (Francie) Brown as director, state governmental affairs.

In this role, Francie will lead ITC's regulatory and legislative efforts in Michigan. Since opening its doors in March of 2003, ITCTransmission has been focused on improving the reliability of the electric transmission system and encouraging the creation of a local environment supportive of these critical efforts.

"We are very pleased to have Francie join the ITC team and bring her significant regulatory and legislative experience and knowledge to strengthening electric infrastructure of this state," said Linda H. Blair, senior vice president of business strategy of ITCTransmission. "Reliable electricity goes hand in hand with ensuring that Michigan remains competitive, and Francie will play an important role as we continue in our efforts to rebuild the electricity transmission system in order to improve electric reliability and encourage industry competition."

A Grand Valley State University (GVSU) graduate, Brown was previously a state regulatory advocate and lobbyist for AT&T and has worked for law firm Dykema PLLC and State Representative James Mick Middaugh. An active member in the community, Brown has worked with the GVSU Alumni Association, Habitat for Humanity, Friends of the Capitol, and the Children's Trust Fund.

A Schoolcraft, Mich. native who currently resides in Lansing, Mich., Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Art from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.

About ITCTransmission

ITCTransmission, a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC), is the first independently-owned and operated electricity transmission company in the United States. ITCTransmission is in the business of transmitting high voltage electricity from generating facilities in southeastern Michigan, other Midwestern states and Ontario to distribution substations, serving a population of approximately 4.9 million people in an area comprised of 13 southeastern Michigan counties, including the Detroit metropolitan area. Our operating assets consist primarily of approximately 2,700 circuit miles of transmission lines, approximately 17,000 transmission towers and poles and 155 stations and substations. ITCTransmission operates, maintains and invests in the transmission infrastructure in order to improve efficiency in the flow of electricity, enhance system reliability and lower overall delivered energy costs. For more information on ITCTransmission, please visit For more information on ITC Holdings Corp., please visit (itc-ITC)


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