CMS Energy names Annette Gardiner as VP of shared services

CMS Energy announced today that Annette Gardiner will start as vice president of shared services, effective Jan. 12, 2015. Gardiner, the current president of New Mexico Gas Company, will be leaving that post effective the end of 2014.

“Annette is a proven leader who has been recognized for her work in our industry. We look forward to her making strong contributions as we continue to improve the service we provide to our nearly 3 million customers,” said John Butler, CMS Energy’s senior vice president of human resources and shared services.

Gardiner will be responsible for supply chain, learning and development, corporate safety and business services, including fleet, facilities, emergency management, security, real estate and general services. She will report to Butler.

Gardiner served as president of New Mexico Gas Company, that state’s largest natural gas utility, starting in 2008. Previously, she worked at SEMCO Energy Gas Co., in Port Huron, Mich., holding positions of increasing responsibility. Those included director of engineering, vice president of technical services and regulatory affairs, and vice president of operations.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan Technological University and an executive master’s degree of business administration from Michigan State University. She’s also a registered professional engineer in Michigan and New Mexico.

Gardiner has served on the managing committee of the American Gas Association and the boards of the Western Energy Institute and Midwest Energy Association.