Patti Poppe, President and CEO of CMS Energy.
"This is a really exhilarating … time to be leading… It’s not status quo. Change is actually required. I find that a real thrill."
"My dad taught me how to be an engineer, and my mom taught me how to be a leader. She had a guidance counselor who was terrible with kids — and he was in the union and protected. She just took a stand for those kids and for years fought to have him removed and finally he did (leave). But, boy, it was a real toll. It was years of her just insisting that those kids deserve the best."
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