DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2002 — CMS Energy Corp. recently announced Rodger A. Kershner has resigned his position of senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary to pursue other opportunities. Kershner’s resignation is effective immediately.
Later in the day, the corporation announced the appointment of S. Kinnie Smith, Jr., to replace Kershner.
Smith’s formal election to CMS Energy’s board of directors will occur at the board’s next meeting, on August 1, 2002. Smith held executive management positions for Consumers Energy and CMS Energy from 1987 to 1996, including vice chairman, general counsel and a member of the board of directors. He retired from CMS to private law practice in 1996.
CMS Energy chairman and CEO Kenneth Whipple thanked Kershner for his years of service to the company and wished him success in his future endeavors.
CMS Energy Corporation is an integrated energy company, which has as its primary business operations an electric and natural gas utility, natural gas pipeline systems, independent power generation, oil and gas exploration and production, and energy marketing, services and trading.