Thomas W. Elward


Tom is an executive with over 40 years of experience that includes 18 years in nuclear power, which culminated as the Plant General Manager of the Big Rock Point Nuclear Plant, followed by 18 years of independent power and energy development, construction and operation as the President and CEO of CMS Generation and President and COO of CMS Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMS Energy. Tom has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Dynegy, Inc. and a Director of the Board of Federal Mogul. He is active as Vice Chairman of the Foundation Board of the Detroit Society of St. Vincent de Paul and also previously served as a Director of the CMS Energy Foundation Board.

Tom’s career has included several accomplishments in the field of nuclear power, first as a nuclear engineer and subsequently as the plant general manager of a nuclear facility, to ultimately the total management of a world-wide independent energy company, owning and operating facilities on five continents. His most recent endeavors have focused on board-level participation.

Tom is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering. Additionally, he has completed the executive Program for Management Development (PMD) at the Harvard Business School.