Susie M. Wells
Susie Wells is a retired Consumers Energy Community Services Manager, Government and Public Affairs with operational experience in Human Resources, Customer Service, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Public Relations. She has been active in leadership roles in various community service groups and organizations to enhance communities served.
As Community Services Manager, she was responsible for a team that fostered ongoing relationships with appointed and elected officials, business and community leaders and other external stakeholders as well as developing and building coalitions and leveraging relationships to ensure Consumers Energy was aware of all possible opportunities and concerns. This was accomplished through proactive outreach efforts to implement corporate strategy in support of operational initiatives as they related to capital and operational project approvals, public and media communications plans, corporate grant approvals, economic development initiatives and employee volunteer engagement opportunities. Wells negotiated with local units of government as policies impacted the development, implementation and execution of the company's business and has been the corporate project manager for the government and public communications plan for several major corporate Michigan Public Service Commission approved natural gas transmission pipeline infrastructure construction projects through multiple counties.
Her leadership involvement and commitment extends to the community, where she serves on the Board of Directors and is Personnel Chair for the Macomb/St. Clair Resolution Dispute Center and a Commissioner, Mt. Clemens Zoning Board of Appeals. She also volunteers for various organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Capuchin Soup Kitchen and United Way.
She earned a bachelor's degree in Management and Human Resources from Northwood University and a master's degree in Human Resource Development/Public Administration from Central Michigan University.
Wells was member-elected to the HAP board in 2007.