Ron Hinsley Joins ITC Holdings As VP IT, CIO: ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) Monday announced that Ron Hinsley has joined the company as vice president of IT and CIO. Hinsley will lead IT activities and support all corporate applications including the transmission management system and enterprise resource planning for ITC. Hinsley joins ITC from Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp., operators of the Wolf Creek Generating Station in Kansas. In that role, he managed all information services strategy and operations, as well as critical infrastructure protection compliance and IT governance functions. Prior to his role at Wolf Creek, Hinsley served as vice president and CIO for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the former Aquila Inc. He also brings experience as a North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) CIP-compliance consultant for CPS Energy, where he implemented a NERC CIP-compliant infrastructure to serve the company’s energy development operations. Hinsley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb. ITC Holdings is the nation’s largest independent electric transmission company. Based in Novi, 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 Co., ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains. Through these subsidiaries, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, serving a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along 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 www.itc-holdings.com.
Jack Davis named LEAP Board Chair for 2013: The Lansing Economic Area Partnership announced Monday that Jack Davis, partner of Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis and Gotting, P.C. has been named the 2013 Board Chair for the LEAP. Davis follows Steve Alexander, executive vice president and head of corporate banking for Michigan and northwestern Ohio at PNC Bank, in this role. Alexander served in this position from spring 2011 through 2012. Davis devotes considerable time to making the Lansing region stronger through his service to education, economic development and the arts. He chaired the Regional Blue Ribbon Panel on Retention of General Motors and was a long-time member of the Lansing School District Board of Education and former chair of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. Davis received his law degree from Harvard University. The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where business can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region. For more information about LEAP, please visit www.purelansing.com.