DTE Energy Announces Leadership Changes
Joyce Hayes Giles, Jennifer Whitteaker, Karla Hall Named to New Positions
DETROIT, Jan. 15, 2013
DETROIT, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As part of DTE Energy's ongoing work to
strengthen the relationships with the communities it serves, and enhance the
experience of its leadership team, the company announced the following
changes, effective immediately.
Joyce Hayes Giles is appointed assistant to the chairman and senior vice
president, Public Affairs. In her new role, Giles has overall responsibility
for the company's outreach initiatives to its communities. She serves as the
DTE Energy Foundation chair, working with other Foundation board members to
develop strategy. She also leads the company's many other community outreach
Giles previously served as assistant to the chairman and senior vice president
of Customer Service for DTE Energy.
Giles reports directly to DTE's Chairman, President and CEO Gerry Anderson.
"We are committed to being a force for growth and prosperity in the
communities we serve," Anderson said."Given Joyce's many civic
contributions, strong standing in the community and now her new leadership
role, Joyce will be in a key position to fulfill our commitment."
Fred Shell, vice president of Corporate and Government Affairs, and president
of the DTE Energy Foundation, is pleased to announce Jennifer Whitteaker as
manager of Corporate Contributions and Community Involvement. In her new
role, she is responsible for overseeing the company's philanthropic
contributions and for planning and managing the company's charitable
contributions programs including: the DTE Energy Foundation and corporate
cash contributions; donation of services and surplus materials and matching
Whitteaker joined DTE in 1992 and most recently served in the role of regional
manager. Whitteaker replaces Karla Hall, who served as manager of Corporate
Contributions and Community Involvement, and vice president of the DTE Energy
Foundation. Hall has been named manager, Civic Affairs. In this new role,
Hall will develop strategies and identify opportunities for DTE to better
serve the needs of the community.
Hall joined DTE Energy in 1997, as administrator of corporate contributions
and secretary of the Detroit Edison Foundation. Prior to joining DTE, Hall
managed the philanthropic programs at three other Michigan-based companies.
Shell noted Hall's significant impact on the community. "Karla is an amazing
ambassador for the company and advocate for the community. Over the past 15
years, Karla has helped to establish DTE's foundation as one of the state's
leading philanthropic institutions," he said.
Hall and Whitteaker will remain part of the company's Corporate and Government
Affairs group led by Shell.
Shell noted that the changes are part of a broader shift to strengthen the
overall leadership and impact of the Corporate and Government Affairs
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved
in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services
nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1
million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving
1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes
non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects,
unconventional gas production and energy trading. Information about DTE
Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and
SOURCE DTE Energy
Contact: Vanessa Waters, DTE Energy, +1-313-235-7255, or Len Singer, DTE
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