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ITC Holdings Corp., a Novi, Mich.-based independent electric transmission company, has appointed Thomas G. Stephens to its board of directors as an independent board member. This appointment fills a vacant position on the company's 10-member board.

Stephens is retired vice chairman and global chief technology officer of General Motors Co. (GM), where he was a member of the company's executive committee and reported to CEO Daniel Akerson. Stephens previously served as vice chairman of global product operations and oversaw GM's global purchasing organization.

"Tom Stephens brings a wealth of management and technical experience to the ITC board of directors," says Joseph L. Welch, chairman, president and CEO of ITC. "His global experience and insight will be valuable to ITC as we continue to grow our strategic position and make the investments needed to further modernize our nation's electric transmission system."


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