Executive Committee

Leading the Way to a Smarter Energy Future

Meet the executive team ensuring that DTE Energy will be a force for growth and prosperity in the communities where we live and serve.

Gerard M. Anderson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – DTE Energy

Gerard M. Anderson is chairman and chief executive officer of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Anderson joined DTE Energy as vice president of non-utility business in 1993 and has held various senior executive leadership roles throughout the enterprise. In 2004, he was named president of DTE Energy and assumed the responsibili-ties of chief operating officer in 2005. He has been the architect and leader of the company’s strategy to focus on cost and operational excellence in the utility business and develop its non-regulated businesses. Anderson was named CEO of DTE Energy in 2010 and chairman in 2011.

Prior to joining DTE Energy, Anderson was a senior consultant at McKinsey & Co., an international management consulting firm, from 1988 to 1993, with a focus on the energy sector and financial institutions. In the mid 1980’s, he was employed with an economic forecasting group, The Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Anderson also worked at R.T.K.L Associates, Inc. and The Collaborative, Inc., serving as an engineer and project manager from 1981 to 1985.

Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He also earned a master of business administration degree and a master of public policy degree from the University of Michigan.

Anderson is the chairman of the EEI Committee on Environment. He is a member of the board of directors of The Andersons, a diversified public company focused on agricultural markets. Anderson is chairman of the Detroit Economic Club board and is involved in various local community and civic activities, including: serving on the boards of trustees of The Nature Conservancy (Michigan chapter), The Henry Ford, the McGregor Fund, Business Leaders for Michigan, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, and the West Michigan Policy Forum.

Jerry Norcia

President and Chief Operating Officer – DTE Energy

Jerry Norcia is president and chief operating officer for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), 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 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Norcia is responsible for the strategic oversight and operation of DTE’s electric and gas businesses, Major Enterprise Projects and Customer Service. He also leads the company’s non-utility Gas Storage and Pipelines and Power and Industrial businesses.

Norcia joined DTE Energy in 2002 as president of DTE Gas Storage, Pipelines and Processing. Prior to his current position, he was president and chief operating officer of DTE Electric and Gas Storage and Pipelines. Norcia also served as executive vice president of DTE’s gas utility operations, before being named president in 2007. Prior to joining DTE, Norcia was vice president of business development for Union Gas. Norcia has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, where he has worked in executive leadership roles, business development, engineering, and operations.

Norcia serves as chair of the board of trustees for The Skillman Foundation, which is dedicated to the well-being and prosperity of children in Detroit. He is also on the board of directors for Saint Joseph's Mercy Health System, the American Gas Association, and Invest Detroit – a catalyst for economic growth in Detroit and Southeast Michigan.

David E. Meador

Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer – DTE Energy

David E. Meador is vice chairman and chief administrative officer of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress..

Meador oversees finance and accounting, investor relations, information technology, procurement, fleet, facilities, regulatory, communications as well as government, corporate and public affairs for DTE.

Meador joined DTE Energy in 1997 as vice president and controller and was subsequently promoted to senior vice president and treasurer, and chief financial officer of DTE Energy. In December 2013, the board of directors elected Meador to his current position. Prior to joining DTE Energy, he served in a variety of financial and accounting positions at Chrysler Corporation for 14 years, and was an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand.

Meador earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of business administration degree from Wayne State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the MACPA, AICPA and FEI.

Meador was appointed to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee by Governor Rick Snyder in 2014. He is co-chair of the Mayor’s Detroit Workforce Development Board. In 2008, Meador was named 2008 CFO of the Year for Large Public Companies by Crain’s Detroit Business. Active in leadership development, Meador was DTE Energy’s representative as a founding member of the Society of Organizational Learning led by Peter Senge. He is a member of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., Detroit Economic Growth Association and Landauer, Inc., a global leader in radiation science and services. Meador is involved in various community and civic activities, chairing the Board of Trustees of the Autism Alliance of Michigan which he co-founded, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Business Leaders for Michigan and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Focus Hope Advisory Committee, the Wayne State University Foundation and is an Emeritus Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Steven E. Kurmas

Vice Chairman – DTE Energy

Steven E. Kurmas is vice chairman of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 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, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Kurmas previously served as president and chief operating officer of DTE where he was responsible for the strategic oversight and operation of the utility businesses, including DTE Electric, DTE Gas, Nuclear Generation, Major Enterprise Projects, and Environmental Management & Resources and DTE Gas Storage & Pipelines. Prior to that position, Kurmas served as president and chief operating officer of DTE Electric, responsible for power generation, fuel supply, electric distribution, customer service, marketing activities and assorted support functions. He also previously served as executive vice president of fossil generation, responsible for the operation of the company’s fossil-fueled electric power plants.

Prior to DTE Energy, Kurmas worked for Michigan Consolidated Gas Company and MCN Energy where he held various engineering and construction leadership posts. He was named Vice President, Gas Supply, in 1995, and at the time of the merger between DTE Energy and MCN Energy in 2001, Kurmas served as president and chief executive officer of MCN Energy’s midstream and supply. In 2003, Kurmas was named senior vice president of electric operations and customer service for DTE Energy.

Kurmas earned a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University. Kurmas is a licensed professional engineer.

Kurmas serves on the board of directors of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and YMCA Southeast Michigan. He is also treasurer of the board of directors of the Engineering Society of Detroit and the Michigan Economic Development Foundation. In 2011, he was elected as a director to NextEnergy and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In 2012, Kurmas was appointed to the National Nuclear Accrediting Board, and in 2013 joined the Board of Directors for the Michigan Manufacturers Association and the Board of Directors for the American Gas Association. In 1996, Kurmas was selected by Gas Industries magazine as outstanding gas industry manager of the year. He was elected to Wayne State University’s College of Engineering Hall of Fame and also received the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Achievement Award in 2001.

Diane Antishin

Vice President, Human Resources Operations – DTE Energy

Diane M. Antishin, is vice president of Human Resources Operations for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide.  DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan.  The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and energy trading.  As one of Michigan’s leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism, and economic progress.

Antishin is responsible for the design, development, and execution of enterprise-wide strategy for workforce planning and development, talent acquisition, talent and succession planning, executive and employee compensation and benefits, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and labor and employee relations.  She also leads the employment and education pillar of the company’s efforts to be a force for economic growth in the regions it serves.

Prior to joining DTE Energy, Antishin was the director of labor relations at American Axle & Engineering, Inc., also holding leadership roles in operations and manufacturing.  In all, her career as a human resources professional spans over 25 years in the utility and automotive industries.

Antishin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Wayne State University.  She has also attended the Ross School of Business Executive Education program at the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Leadership Oakland.

Antishin is a member of the HR Policy Association, serving on the labor relations advisory and employment rights committees, and is a member of the board of governors for the American Health Policy Institute.  She is also on the board of directors for the American Society of Employers, the Haven-Oakland Foundation, and the board of visitors for the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business.  She draws inspiration from her favorite quote: "We see the world not as it is, but as we are."

Trevor F. Lauer

President and Chief Operating Officer – DTE Electric

Trevor F. Lauer is president and chief operating officer for DTE Electric, an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a subsidiary of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. The DTE Energy portfolio includes a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan, and non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Lauer joined DTE Energy in 2005. Prior to his current position, Lauer was senior vice president of distribution operations. Prior to joining DTE Energy, Lauer was executive vice president at Pittsburgh-based Strategic Energy LLC, a nationwide energy supplier. He also worked in a variety of leadership and general management positions at Honeywell, Inc. in the Washington, D.C. area.

Lauer earned a bachelor of science degree in mineral economics from Pennsylvania State University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Maryland. He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Michigan.

Lauer is active in the community and serves on several boards. He is a member and secretary of the Executive Committee for Ann Arbor SPARK, a trustee for Cranbrook and governor of the Cranbrook Institute of Science. He is a board member of the Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation, The Parade Company and the Associated Food & Petroleum Dealers Foundation. He also serves on the boards of the National Response Executive Committee and the AEIC Power Delivery Committee.

Lisa A. Muschong

Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff – DTE Energy

Lisa A. Muschong is vice president, corporate secretary and chief of staff for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy’s 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, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Muschong is responsible for corporate governance issues, corporate policies and practices, shareholder relationships and Board of Directors matters.

Muschong joined DTE Energy in 1991. Prior to her current position, Muschong was director of Investor Relations where she was responsible for communicating DTE Energy’s business, financial and operating strategies to industry analysts and investors. Muschong previously served as manager of the Corporate Budget, Forecast and Reporting group under the Controller Organization. In this capacity, Muschong coordinated the development of the enterprise annual budget data and prepared consolidated financial and operating data for DTE Energy’s senior management. Muschong has held positions of increasing responsibility in various Controller groups. Prior to the Corporate Budget, Forecast and Reporting group, Muschong managed both the Corporate Support and Energy Resources Consolidation groups within the Controller Organization.

Muschong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Walsh College.

Muschong is the executive sponsor of DTE Energy’s Women of DTE, an employee resource group that fosters employee growth and development through networking, community service and informal support groups. In addition, Muschong serves on the board of directors and chairs the Board Development Committee for Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. In February 2017, she was elected an officer of the Detroit Economic Club. From 1997 to 2006, she served on the board of directors for the Detroit Edison Credit Union.

Peter Oleksiak

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – DTE Energy

Peter B. Oleksiak is senior vice president and chief financial officer for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), 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 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Oleksiak is responsible for the company’s finances.

Oleksiak joined DTE Energy in 1998. He worked in a number of increasingly responsible financial positions until becoming Assistant Controller and then Controller in 2005. He became Vice President, Controller & Investor Relations in 2009. Prior to DTE Energy, Oleksiak held a variety of financial analyst and supervisory positions at Chrysler Corp.

Oleksiak earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and business economics from Wayne State University, and a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Oleksiak serves on the board of directors and is treasurer of Forgotten Harvest, a Michigan-based food recovery non-profit organization. He also serves on the Wayne State University School of Business Administration's Board of Visitors, the board of the Detroit Institute of Arts and chairs their Audit Committee, the board of the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, and is on the board of the Michigan Opera Theatre.

Shawn P. Patterson

Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer – DTE Energy

Shawn P. Patterson is vice president of Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) 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 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress..

Patterson is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the company’s enterprise-wide strategy for the following: continuous improvement, internal communications, organizational development including leadership and executive development, technical training, and workplace health and safety.

Since joining DTE in 1998, Patterson has held a number of positions in operations and corporate strategy. During his career at DTE, Patterson has served as Chief of Staff to the CEO, led the Corporate Services team which includes Supply Chain Management, and worked in Distribution Operations as a director. Before joining DTE, Patterson worked for General Motors in various operations and CI strategy positions.

Patterson earned an MBA and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Patterson is currently on the board of directors for the Detroit Zoological Society where he serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Environmental Sustainability Committee.

Bruce Peterson

Senior Vice President and General Counsel – DTE Energy

Bruce Peterson is senior vice president and general counsel for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), 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 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan’s leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy Is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Peterson has overall responsibility for the management and direction of the legal affairs of DTE Energy, it’s regulated utilities, and its non-utility businesses, and he advises the board of directors and senior management on legal and related matters.

Prior to joining DTE Energy in 2002, Peterson was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hunton & Williams, a national law firm specializing in energy industry matters. Previously, he was a Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. Department of State.

Peterson earned a B.A. degree from North Park College in Chicago, Illinois and a J.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He completed the Nuclear Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Peterson is former Chair of the Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee and former Chair of the EEI Litigation Advisory Committee. He is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Cranbrook Educational Community and has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Peterson has been a member of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan Campaign Cabinet and has served as Co-Chair of the UWSEM Attorney Initiative. He served as a lecturer (adjunct professor) at the University of Michigan Law Schools, and from 2010 to 2012 he served on the Michigan Judicial Selection Task Force.

David Ruud

President, Power & Industrial – DTE Energy Resources

David Ruud is president of Power & Industrial for DTE Energy Resources. DTE Energy Resources is a subsidiary of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. The company provides fully integrated, comprehensive energy solutions and products to industrial, institutional and commercial businesses nationwide. Its energy services business supplies on-site energy services (cogeneration, steam, chilled and hot water, compressed air and waste water treatment) and produces metallurgical coke and pulverized coal for steel producers. It also owns and operates plants that produce reliable renewable energy from waste wood-fired power plants and landfill gas facilities, as well as owning and operating plants that produce refined coal which reduces emissions from coal-fired power plants. Ruud manages the company’s day-to-day activities and its strategic planning, business development, financial management, and general administration.

Prior to joining DTE Energy, Ruud was vice president and partner at L.E.K. Consulting, an international consulting firm focused on delivering results for clients in the areas of strategy, mergers & acquisition, and value management. While at L.E.K., Ruud led the North American Energy practice where he directed consulting engagements involving corporate and financial strategy, growth options, and performance improvement opportunities for energy clients.

Ruud earned a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Penn State University and an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

David Slater

President – DTE Midstream

David Slater is president of DTE Gas Storage and Pipelines. DTE Gas Storage Company is one of the nation’s leading natural gas storage owners, and DTE Pipeline Company owns and manages a network of natural gas transmission pipelines serving the Midwest, Northeast and Ontario regions. Both are operating units of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), 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 includes nonutility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Slater joined DTE Energy in 2011 as senior vice president of DTE Gas Storage Company and DTE Pipeline Company. Prior to joining DTE, Slater was vice president of Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for natural gas marketing. Prior to that he was managing director of Nexen Marketing and developed and implemented the company’s marketing strategy in the Eastern Canada and Eastern United States markets growing Nexen to become a top 10 North American Energy merchant. Slater has over 20 years experience in the energy industry where he has worked in business development at El Paso Merchant Energy, Engage Energy USP, LP, and Union Gas Limited.

Slater earned a master’s degree in Business Administration and an honors of Business Commerce degree from the University of Windsor.

Slater is on the board of directors for Millennium Pipeline and Vector Pipeline, and a board member of INGAA (Interstate Natural Gas Association of America). He is an elected board member of a local faith based organization and director of a charitable faith based foundation.

Mark Stiers

President and Chief Operating Officer – DTE Gas

Mark Stiers is president and chief operating officer of DTE Gas, DTE Energy’s natural gas utility which provides service to 1.2 million homes and businesses in Michigan. DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy also operates an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan's leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Stiers is responsible for all utility gas operations, gas sales and distribution as well as utility midstream transportation and storage services.

Prior to joining DTE Energy, Stiers was chief operating officer at Quest Energy, LLC, the largest alternative electricity supplier in Michigan, where he led operations and the delivery of electric products and services to commercial and industrial customers. At the same time, Stiers was vice president of retail electric at WPS Energy Services, the parent company of Quest Energy. In this position, Stiers was responsible for retail electricity activities in Ontario, Michigan, New York, Illinois, Ohio and the Northeast. Prior to his tenure with WPS Energy, Stiers served as senior vice president of Engage Energy, directing the development and delivery of structured energy products in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Eastern Canadian markets.

Stiers earned a master of business administration and an honors bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Windsor.

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