NOVI—Officials at ITC Holdings Corp., the Novi-based power grid operator,  announced that Debora “Deb” Frodl had been appointed to its board of directors, effective Sept. 1.

Frodl currently serves as founder of DF Strategies, a strategic consultancy firm in Minneapolis, that she founded after ending a 28-year General Electric career, where she most recently served as global executive director of “Ecomagination,” GE’s business strategy unit for accelerated technology innovation for cleaner energy.

Frodl has an extensive background in the renewable energy industry, including stints as GE’s global alternative fuels leader. She was recognized as a Top 25 Industry Leader by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, 2014 Woman of the Year by the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment, and 2017 Woman in Sustainability Leadership by Green Building & Design.

She currently serves as an advisor or board member with numerous renewable energy organizations, including U.S. Department of Energy Clean Energy, Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative; the University of Minnesota Institute on The Environment; the National Renewable Energy Lab; Joint Institute Strategy Energy Analysis; XL Hybrids; and Renewable Energy Group Inc.

Frodl earned a Bachelor of Science in business from Minnesota State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

“As the energy landscape continues to evolve, Deb’s reputation and track record of success at GE will be of great value to our company,” said Linda Apsey, president and CEO of ITC. “Her leadership on diversity and focus on customers align with ITC’s values as we continue to work in building a greater grid.”

She joins 11 other members of the ITC board of directors.