Kristine Schmidt to Join ITC Holdings Corp. As Vice President, ITC Holdings Corp. and President, ITC Great Plains: Novi-based ITC Holdings Corp. Monday announced that Kristine Schmidt will join the company on Sept 24 as vice president, ITC Holdings Corp., and president of ITC Great Plains. In this role, Schmidt will serve as the business unit head for ITC Great Plains and will be responsible for supporting the company’s development efforts in the Great Plains region.  She will be based at the Great Plains regional office in Topeka, Kansas. Schmidt joins ITC from Espy Energy Solutions LLC, a Virginia-based energy consulting firm that she co-founded in 2009. In that role, she worked closely with energy clients to identify emerging opportunities and develop unique corporate and business development strategies. Prior to her role at Espy, Schmidt served as director, transmission business development at Xcel Energy where she developed business plans to support new transmission expansion projects. Schmidt also previously served as technical advisor to former FERC Commissioner, Nora Brownell. Schmidt holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is the nation’s largest independent electric transmission company. ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, lower the overall cost of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems. ITC’s regulated operating subsidiaries include ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains. Through these subsidiaries, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, serving a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along approximately 15,000 circuit miles of transmission line. Through ITC Grid Development and its subsidiaries, the company also focuses on expansion in areas where significant transmission system improvements are needed. For more information, please visit ITC’s website at


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