Michael G. Morris
Michael Morris served in senior executive roles at American Electric Power Company (AEP) from 2003 to 2014, including as the Company’s Chairman, CEO and President. While at AEP, Morris refocused the Company’s strategy on its domestic utility business and championed development of new technologies to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants. Prior to joining AEP, Morris was Chairman, President and CEO of Northeast Utilities System from 1997 to 2003, where he successfully managed the company through several transformative partnerships and transactions, including the sale of the Millstone Station nuclear plant, a merger with Yankee Energy System Inc. and the acquisition of Connecticut Valley Electric Co.
Morris also served as President and CEO of Consumers Power Company, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, from 1990 to 1997. Earlier in his career, he was President of Colorado Interstate Gas Co. and Executive Vice President of ANR Pipeline Co., both subsidiaries of El Paso Energy.
He has served on a number of influential and notable advisory boards, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Board and the National Governors Association’s Task Force on Electricity Infrastructure. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Spectra Energy, L Brands, Alcoa and The Hartford Financial Services Group. He also serves on the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents and is a trustee of the MSU College of Law. Morris holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Eastern Michigan University. He received a law degree, cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law and is a member of the Michigan Bar Association.