DTE Names New Head of Government Affairs


DTE Energy has named Renze Hoeksema as vice president of government affairs for the state utility.

Hoeksema, a 30-year veteran of the company, has served as the director, state government affairs, after a successful tenure of leading the company’s federal government affairs office in Washington, D.C. In his new role, Hoeksema will oversee the company’s corporate federal, state and local government affairs work.

Hoeksema, of Canton, founded the Campaign to Keep America Warm, and has chaired the Government Affairs Advisory Committees of the American Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute, and the Nuclear Energy Institute. He has served as chair of the Michigan Business Group in Washington, D.C., and serves as vice chair of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition, on the board of directors of the Public Affairs Council, and on the advisory committee of Michigan’s Children’s Trust Fund.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in public administration from Hope College and his master’s in public administration from Syracuse University.