DTE Energy in Detroit has appointed Monique Wells as its director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“This is a critical time in history for us to work together toward unity and equity,” Wells says. “I’m excited to be part of a team at DTE who are so passionate about the company’s shared core values and about celebrating people’s diverse voices, perspectives, and ideas.”
In this role, Wells will be tasked with building a workplace culture that is inclusive and where everyone feels valued.
“We are pleased Monique will be a key leader in furthering our DEI roadmap and cultural journey, working beside leaders, team members and community partners, all committed to creating a workplace and environment welcoming for all,” says Diane Antishin, vice president, Human Resources Operations and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, DTE Energy.
Wells previously served as the diversity, equity, and inclusion project manager at Consumers Energy in Jackson, where she supported diversity efforts in the strategic sourcing department. She also aided Consumers’ company-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, leading cross-functional teams to make and execute goals, metrics, and improvement plans.
Before Consumers, Wells was a production engineer at Dow and an instructor at Toledo Technology Academy. She graduated from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. At the university, she sits on the College of Engineering’s advisory board. She also graduated from the University of Toledo with a master’s degree in Career and Technical Education.
Wells also serves on Spring Arbor University’s Engineering Advisory Board and is a member of the CE Women’s Engineering Network steering committee.
“Monique’s deep knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with her engineering and teaching experience, will build on our progress within our company and in our communities,” says Jerry Norcia, president and CEO of DTE.
DTE’s electric company serves 2.2 million customers in southeast Michigan, and its natural gas company serves 1.3 million customers in Michigan.