David G. Mengebier is senior vice president and senior policy adviser for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy. He was named to this position in July 2017.
Mengebier previously served as senior vice president of governmental, regulatory and public affairs. He developed strategies to deliver favorable regulatory outcomes, including the National Energy Policy Act of 1992, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, Michigan’s 2008 Energy Law and a Michigan-first energy policy in 2016. Mengebier also helped boost the company’s brand awareness, increasing customer satisfaction performance from fourth to first quartile among Midwest utility peers.
His previous roles include vice president of governmental and international affairs (1999 to 2001), executive director of federal governmental affairs (1995 to 1999) and director of federal governmental affairs (1991 to 1995). Mengebier also previously served for eight years as chief compliance officer.
Before joining CMS Energy, Mengebier was a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives and legislative counsel to a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. Mengebier earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, public administration and political science from Michigan State University in 1981 and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., in 1984. He earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2006.
Mengebier is a board member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Keystone Energy, Great Lakes Water Quality Board, Little Traverse Conservancy, the Michigan Achieves Leadership Council and TraverseCONNECT. He is also a member of the Washington, D.C., Bar Association.