Lawrence Tech University Names New Trustee


SOUTHFIELD — Joseph Welch, the chairman, president and CEO of ITC Holdings Corp., has been named to the board of trustees of Lawrence Technological University.

As a trustee, Welch will assist in establishing strategic direction, help formulate and approve major institutional policies, and hire the university’s executive team.

“Welch is a valuable addition to our board because of his experience as a leader in his field, as an electrical engineer, and as an entrepreneur,” said Lloyd E. Reuss, chairman of the university’s board of trustees. “LTU recently added a concentration in power engineering, so his knowledge of current and emerging industry needs will be especially helpful.” 

Welch began his career in the utility business in 1971, and has held positions of increasing responsibility in electricity transmission, distribution, rates, load research, marketing, pricing, and regulatory affairs that included the development and implementation of regulatory strategies. He established ITC Transmission as a stand-alone entity from its parent corporation in 2003 in Michigan. Welch has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan.