Linda Apsey, president and CEO of ITC Holdings Corp., and Carla Walker-Miller, founder and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Sources, have been elected to serve three-year terms as members on the board of trustees at The Henry Ford.
The two will join 23 other business and civic leaders from national and global organizations.
“We are very pleased to welcome Linda and Carla to our board of trustees,” says Patricia Mooradian, president and CEO of The Henry Ford. “Their wealth of knowledge and experience are invaluable to us as we continue to take The Henry Ford forward during this challenging time in our nation’s history.”
Apsey is responsible for the strategic vision and overall business operations of ITC and its subsidiaries. Previously, she served as executive vice president and chief business unit officer, leading all aspects of the financial and operational performance of the company. Apsey has also held positions with Detroit Edison including manager of regulatory relations, through which she was responsible for developing and managing regulatory and communications activities with the Michigan Public Service Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Walker-Miller created WMES, a 20-year-old energy waste reduction company. She started this new endeavor in 2000 after an 18-year career in technical sales. As one of the largest African American and woman-owned energy waste reduction companies in the country, WMES helps electric and gas utilities achieve mandated energy reduction goals that reduce energy waste, create local jobs, decrease energy burden on families, and reduce greenhouse gases. In addition to WMES, Walker-Miller founded the Water Access Volunteer Effort Fund in 2003 while serving as a commissioner for the city of Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department. The nonprofit has distributed more than $2 million dollars to help nearly 10,000 Detroit families maintain access to safe water and sewer services.
In addition to their new roles as trustees at The Henry Ford, Apsey and Walker-Miller play active roles in the metro Detroit business community. Apsey is a member of the Business Roundtable and serves on the boards of The Detroit Economic Club, The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders for Michigan, and the MSU Broad College alumni/advisory board. Walker-Miller’s board memberships include the TechTown Governance Committee, the Mayor of Detroit’s Workforce Development Board, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, the Erb Institute, the Michigan Advisory Council of Environmental Justic, the Michigan Energy Innovators Business Council, the Michigan chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, the Neighborhood Defender Service, the Water Access Volunteer Effort and others.