NOVI, Mich., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC) today announced it has appointed Robert A. (Bob) Elliott to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Mr. Elliott was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has been President and Owner of The Elliott Accounting Group in Tucson, Arizona since 1983. Before beginning his financial services career, Mr. Elliott played professional basketball, including three seasons with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He finished his playing career with the Detroit Spirits of the Continental Basketball Association in 1983. While running his accounting firm, Mr. Elliott spent 29 years as a broadcaster for the National College Athletic Association and the NBA Phoenix Suns. He was a three-time academic and athletic All-American at the University of Arizona, where he earned a bachelor of science in accounting and an MBA.
Mr. Elliott was Lead Director at UNS Energy, which owns gas and electric utilities in Arizona, before its takeover by Fortis in 2014. He has served as Chairman of the Board of UNS Energy since 2014 and is Vice Chair-Chair Elect of the Board of AAA Mountain West Group. He is Past Chairman of the National Basketball Retired Players Association.
Mr. Elliott joins nine other members of the ITC board of directors formed upon the closing of the acquisition of ITC by Fortis Inc. and GIC Private Limited on Oct. 14, 2016.
"Bob Elliott brings valuable financial and organizational governance experience to our board, and he continues to be involved in charitable activities in Michigan," said Linda Blair, President and CEO of ITC. "I look forward to Bob contributing his talent and perspective to ITC as we continue our work to shape the nation's energy future as part of the Fortis family of companies."
About ITC Holdings Corp.
ITC, a Fortis company, is the largest independent electric transmission company in the United States. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems and lower the overall cost of delivered energy. Through its regulated operating subsidiaries ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, serving a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along approximately 15,700 circuit miles of transmission line with 660 employees and nearly 1,000 contractors across its seven state footprint. ITC's grid development focus includes growth through regulated infrastructure investment as well as domestic and international expansion through merchant and other commercial development opportunities. ITC Holdings Corp. common shares are owned 80.1% by Fortis Inc. and 19.9% by GIC Private Limited. Additional information can be accessed at www.itc-holdings.com.
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