Eleven members are seeking election to CMS Energy's board of directors, the company announced.
Seeking election are David W. Joos, non-executive chairman of CMS Energy; John G. Russell, president and CEO of CMS Energy; as well as the following independent directors: Jon E. Barfield, Stephen E. Ewing, Richard M. Gabrys, William D. Harvey; Philip R. Lochner, Jr., Michael T. Monahan, Kenneth L. Way, Laura H. Wright and John B. Yasinsky.
Shareholders will vote on the candidates for the board of directors at CMS Energy's annual meeting on May 17, 2013.
Shareholders will be asked to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2013. In addition, shareholders will be asked to approve the company's executive compensation program on an advisory basis.
CMS Energy (CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and also owns and operates independent power generation businesses.