WMU News

CMS Energy chief to speak at WMU Sept. 21

Sept. 15, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- William T. McCormick Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of CMS Energy Corp., the parent company of Consumers Energy, will launch this year's Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series at Western Michigan University with a presentation Tuesday, Sept. 21.

McCormick will speak on "CMS Energy's Role in International Energy Development," at 5:30 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium of Schneider Hall. He is expected to discuss the increasing worldwide role played by American energy companies.

Business and community leaders from Southwest Michigan, as well as WMU faculty, staff and students, will attend the event. Admission to the lecture is by invitation only.

CMS Energy, the nation's fourth largest gas and electric utility, is a $10 billion international energy company operating in the United States and in 20 foreign countries. McCormick, who has a doctoral degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been with CMS since 1985. Prior to that he held positions in the American Gas Association, the Energy Policy Office of the White House, the U.S. Office of Management and the Budget, the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration and with American Natural Resources Company, of which he was chairman and CEO.

The Distinguished Speaker Series, now in its fourth year, brings business, education and government leaders to campus to discuss a variety of topics of interest to the University and Southwest Michigan. It is coordinated by Dr. Christopher M. Korth, WMU professor of finance and commercial law.

Media representatives interested in attending should call Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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