DTE Energy Looks to Future with Seven Senior Executive Moves

With seven senior executive rotations and promotions announced today, DTE Energy says it is further developing its key leaders and accelerating its progress.
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Clockwise from top left: Mark Stiers, Joi Harris, JoAnn Chavez, Matthew Paul, David Ruud, Ryan Stowe, Renee Tomina

With seven senior executive rotations and promotions announced today, DTE Energy says it is further developing its key leaders and accelerating its progress.

“Our company is stronger when our employees apply diverse experiences to their work,” says Gerry Anderson, DTE Energy’s chairman and CEO. “These organizational changes will enable our executives to take on new challenges with their unique insights, and I am confident they will collectively enable DTE to produce even better results for our customers, communities, employees, and shareholders.”

The executive moves announced include David Ruud, president of DTE Energy’s Power and Industrial group, being named senior vice president, corporate strategy and development. In his new role, Ruud will focus on evaluating growth opportunities for the company, along with working across DTE’s executive team to shape company strategy.

Mark Stiers, president and COO of DTE Gas, now is president and COO of Power and Industrial where he will work to broaden the positive impact and scale of DTE Power and Industrial’s projects and services for energy intensive industrial customers across North America.

Matthew Paul, vice president of plant operations for the company’s electric generation, has been promoted to president and COO of DTE Gas where he will continue to play a critical role in the company’s environmental stewardship by leading efforts to reduce methane emissions by more than 80 percent while continuing to provide safe, affordable and reliable natural gas to customers throughout Michigan, according to Anderson.

JoAnn Chávez, vice president of legal and chief tax officer, has been promoted to senior vice president, deputy general counsel, and chief tax officer. Her responsibilities include oversight of DTE’s commercial, securities, corporate finance and governance, employment, litigation and non-utility legal practice groups, tax strategy and compliance, and legal investigations.

Joi Harris, vice president of major enterprise projects, now is a senior vice president.

Renee Tomina, executive director of DTE Gas Operations, has been promoted to vice president of Gas Operations.

Ryan Stowe, executive director of distribution operations, has moved up to vice president of distribution operations where he will take on increased responsibility for leading the company’s multi-year effort to improve overall electric reliability.

DTE Energy provides electricity to 2.2 million customers in southeast Michigan, and natural gas to 1.3 million customers in Michigan.

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