Brandon Hofmeister

Senior Vice President, Sustainability & External Affairs, CMS Energy and Consumers Energy

Speaker | 2023 Ideas Summit

Brandon J. Hofmeister is Senior Vice President of sustainability and external affairs for CMS Energy and Consumers Energy.

In this role, Hofmeister leads a team responsible for sustainability; environmental compliance; diversity, equity, and inclusion; corporate philanthropy; community engagement; and public policy advocacy. Their work helps shape Michigan’s energy future by proactively engaging with policymakers, customers and other key stakeholders. Hofmeister also is president of the CMS Energy and Consumers Energy charitable foundations.

Prior to joining Consumers Energy, Hofmeister served as an assistant professor of law at Wayne State University and as visiting professor of law at the University of Michigan, focusing on energy and climate law and policy.

Previously, Hofmeister was an energy and climate policy advisor and deputy legal counsel to Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Hofmeister led comprehensive state energy policy reforms, helped implement the governor’s clean energy economic development efforts and coordinated with Congress and the Obama Administration on federal energy and climate policies.

Hofmeister serves as a member of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Council on Climate Solutions, as the U.S. business representative on the Great Lakes Water Quality Board, and as a member of the Keystone Energy Board. He previously served on the University of Michigan’s President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality.

Hofmeister holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College and is a Harvard Law School graduate. In 2009, he was one of two Americans selected as a Chevening Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Business School, where he studied finance and investment in a low-carbon economy with policymakers from around the world.