About Us

Paul A. Kitti

  • MBLP Executive Director – 2013 to Present
  • MBLP Director of Human Resources and Administration – 2004 – 2012
  • Senior Business Consultant – Wisconsin Public Service/UPPCO (30 years of electric utility service)
  • Operation Action U.P. – Board Member
  • U.S. Navy Commander, SC, Retired
  • BA Degree - Business Administration from Northern Michigan University
  • MA Degree - Education from Northern Michigan University

Paul A. Kitti
Executive Director


David A. Lynch

  • 30 years with the MBLP and 35 years in the Electric Utility Industry
  • American Public Power Association RP3 - Board Member and Past Engineering and Operations Section Chairman.
  • APPA National Conference Session Speaker – 2012 – “Best Practices in System Reliability”
  • Michigan Municipal Electric Association - Safety Board Member and Mutual Aid Coordinator
  • Chocolay Township, MI - Board Trustee
  • Associate Degree - Electronics Engineering from Northern Michigan University

David A. Lynch
Assistant Director
Utility Operations


Joshua W. Hendrickson

  • 10 years of service with the MBLP
  • Northern Michigan University’s Engineering Technology Department – Member of Advisory Committee
  • BS Degree – Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northern Michigan University

Joshua W. Hendrickson
Director of Operations
and Maintenance


Thomas R. Carpenter

  • Michigan Public Power Agency – Commissioner of the Board
  • U.P. Public Power Association – General Manager
  • BS Degree – Electrical Engineering, Power System Emphasis from Michigan Technological University

Thomas R. Carpenter
Superintendent of Production


Helen G. LaFayette

  • 18 years of service with the MBLP as Accountant, Manager of Accounting and Controller
  • Kiwanis International – Member for over ten years
  • BS Degree in Accounting and Office Administration from Northern Michigan University
Helen G. LaFayette

Mary K. Adamini

  • 26 years of service with the MBLP
  • Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority Membership – Committee Member
  • U.P. Safety Conference Planning -  Board Member
  • U.P. Labor-Management Council – Board Member
  • U.P. Human Resources Association – Past President and Treasurer
  • BS Degree and MA Degree – Public Administration from Northern Michigan University

Mary K. Adamini
Director of Personnel
and Employee Relations


Erik K. Booth

  • Michigan Municipal Electric Association - Board of Directors
  • 15 years of Electric Utility experience
  • Developed Strategic and Resource Plan for the MBLP
  • Project Manager for Tourist Park Dam Restoration
  • BS Degree – Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University
  • MA Degree – Organizational Leadership and Quality from Marian College

Erik K. Booth
Manager of Planning
and Utility Compliance



 The MBLP began operating in Marquette in 1889 under the administration of the City of Marquette. In 1965 the utility was placed under the jurisdiction of its own five member, publicly elected board.

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The Marquette Board of Light and Power is a municipal electric utility serving approximately 17,000 customers in the city of Marquette and all or parts of nine townships in Marquette County: Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, West Branch, Richmond, Chocolay, Skandia, Sands and Forsyth.


The MBLP serves its customers from an office/ warehouse complex located at 2200 Wright Street. The administrative offices, billing department, customer service, distribution and meter departments and vehicle repair shops are all situated in this facility. The Shiras Steam Plant is located at the foot of Hampton Street and is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The MBLP has been part of the Marquette community for over 120 years and is committed to providing reliable, cost-effective power to all its customers both today and well into the future.