Michael L. Bennett

Age 63
Director since 2003
Term expires in 2019

Summary: Mr. Bennett is an audit committee financial expert with an extensive background in operations. He has been a private investor with Albaton Enterprises LLC in Sioux City, Iowa since 2010. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Terra Industries Inc., an international producer of nitrogen products headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, for nine years. Having started at Terra Industries in 1973, Mr. Bennett held positions in manufacturing, sales, marketing, and distribution management before taking on a series of executive roles. He has served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of OCI N.V., an international construction and fertilizer company since 2013, and OCI Partners LP since 2013. He became a Director of SandRidge Energy in October 2016. He previously was a Director of Arclin, Inc., a privately-held company, from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Bennett has served as a Director of IPL and WPL since 2003. 

Skills and Qualifications: strategic leadership; financial acumen/literacy; operations customer perspective; legal and regulatory; human resources/executive compensation; risk management; environmental and safety.