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Thomas W. Elward

Chairman, Interim CEO

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.

Laurie M. Valasek

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Laurie Valasek has served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer since February 2011 and prior to that held various positions within the Company’s Finance and Energy Supply and Marketing department since 1997. Laurie has 25 years experience in accounting and financial management and 17 years experience in the energy industry. Laurie leads the finance department at MCV that is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting, lender relations, loan compliance, treasury management, forecasts and budgets, financial analysis, tax compliance and risk management. Laurie received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Flint, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

Kevin R. Olling

Vice President, Energy Supply and Marketing

Kevin Olling has served as Vice President of Energy Supply and Marketing since February 2006. He has held various positions within the Company’s Energy Supply and Marketing department since 1992. He is responsible for all of the Company’s gas supply and electric marketing activities. Prior to joining the Company, Kevin spent four years in public and private accounting and was the financial controller for Thompson Boat Company. Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Michigan University

Brian J. Vokal

Vice President, Operations, Maintenance and Engineering

Brian Vokal has served as the Vice President of Operations, Maintenance and Engineering since October 2012 and prior to that served as the Manager of Engineering since 2010. Brian has held various positions with the Company’s Engineering Department since 2000. Prior to joining MCV, he spent six years in the automotive industry as a Manufacturing Engineer. Brian received both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

Kelly A. Moldovan

Director of Human Resources and Corporate Support

Kelly Moldovan has served as the Director of Human Resources and Corporate Support since January of 2014 and prior to that served as the Manager of Human Resources (HR) since joining MCV in May of 2011. Kelly is responsible for all of the Company’s Human Resources and Corporate Support functions including; Records Management, Information Technology and Security. Before coming to MCV, Kelly worked as a Senior HR Manager for Lowes and has held many other HR positions over the past 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University

Charles E. Dunn

General Counsel and Secretary

Charles Dunn has served as Corporate Legal Counsel since he joined the MCV team in November of 2013. Before coming to MCV, Charles was a Partner at the law firm of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. located in Troy, Michigan. Charles has over 17 years of legal experience focusing in the areas of real estate, insurance, environmental, administrative and contract law. Charles also has many years of Engineering experience which he spent designing and implementing pollution control systems. Charles holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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