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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerard Anderson

57 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Gerardo Norcia

53 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Steven Kurmas

60 2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

David Meador

59 2013 Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer

Peter Oleksiak

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Trevor Lauer

2016 President and Chief Operating Officer-DTE Electric

David Ruud

49 2013 President - Power and Industrial

Mark Stiers

53 2013 President and Chief Operating Officer of DTE Gas Company

Bruce Peterson

59 2002 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

David Johnson

2016 Senior Vice President - Customer Service and Economic Development

Heather Rivard

2016 Senior Vice President - Distribution Operations

Larry Steward

63 2013 Senior Vice President

Frank Warren

2016 Senior Vice President - Fossil Generation

Donna England

57 2012 Chief Accounting Officer

Angela Buk

2016 Chief Investment Officer

Lisa Muschong

46 2015 Vice President, Secretary and Chief of Staff

Marco Bruzzano

2016 Vice President - Distribution Operations

JoAnn Chavez

2016 Vice President - Legal, Chief Tax Officer

Renze Hoeksema

2016 Vice President - Government Affairs

Matthew Paul

2016 Vice President - Plant Operations, Fossil Generation Business

Randall Rutkofske

2016 Vice President, Legal - Utility Operations

James Nicholson

72 2014 Lead Independent Director

David Brandon

63 2010 Independent Director

W. Frank Fountain

71 2007 Independent Director

Charles McClure

62 2012 Independent Director

Gail McGovern

64 2003 Independent Director

Mark Murray

61 2009 Independent Director

Charles Pryor

71 1999 Independent Director

Josue Robles

70 2003 Independent Director

Ruth Shaw

68 2008 Independent Director

David Thomas

59 2013 Independent Director

James Vandenberghe

66 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerard Anderson

Mr. Gerard M. Anderson is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of DTE Energy Co. Prior to that, Mr. Anderson served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer since September 12, 2011 and before that, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since October 2010. From 2005 through 2010, Mr. Anderson served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to such time, Mr. Anderson served in various positions at the Company since 1993, including service as President from 2004 to 2005 and Executive Vice President from 1997 to 2004. Prior to joining DTE Energy, Mr. Anderson worked for McKinsey & Co. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his M.B.A. and M.P.P. from the University of Michigan. In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors, he is a director of The Andersons, Inc. and a director of many community and non-profit organizations. Mr. Anderson’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his significant number of years of experience in the energy industry, including five years as our President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Anderson also has extensive experience in strategic planning and corporate and business development, along with broad experience managing capital-intensive industries. He also has experience serving as a director of another publicly traded corporation.

Gerardo Norcia

Mr. Gerardo Norcia is President, Chief Operating Officer of the company. He is president and chief operating officer of DTE Energy’s natural gas utility which provides service to1.2 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 Energyalso operates an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, as well as non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, unconventional gas production and energy trading. Norcia is responsible for all utility gas operations, non-utility gas pipelines, processing and storage activities.He joined DTE Energy in 2002 as president of DTE Gas Storage, Pipelines and Processing,a subsidiary of DTE Energy. He 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. He has over 20years experience in the energy industry, where he has worked in business development, engineering, and operations at Union Gas, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, and St. Clair Pipelines. Norcia earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Windsor. He serves on the boards of the American Gas Association and Oakwood Hospital, Inc. He is also on the board of trustees for The Skillman Foundation.

Steven Kurmas

Mr. Steven E. Kurmas is Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. effective April 4, 2016. He is president and chief operating officer of DTE Electric, one of three business 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. Kurmas is responsible for fossil & nuclear power generation, fuel supply, electric distribution, customer service, marketing activities and assorted support functions. Kurmas previously served as executive vice president of fossil generation at DTE Electric, responsible for the operation of the company’s fossil-fueled electric power plants. He joined DTE Gas in 1979 and held various engineering and construction leadership posts before being named vice president, gas supply in 1995. Over the next several years, he held senior management positions in gas supply, transmission, and storage and gas operations. At the time of the merger of DTE Energy and MCN Energy in 2001, Kurmas served as president and chief executive officer of MCN Energy’s midstream & supply and senior vice president of DTE Gas supply services. Kurmas was named DTE Electric’s senior vice president, electric operations and customer service in 2003. 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. In 1996, Kurmas was selected by Gas Industries magazine as 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. He is also treasurer and past president of the board of directors of the Engineering Society of Detroit.

David Meador

Mr. David E. Meador has been appointed as Vice Chairman, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company, effective December 30, 2013. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of DTE Energy Company. Mr. Meador is responsible for investor relations, treasury, business taxes and financial forecasting, accounting and corporate services for DTE Energy. Additionally, he oversees the supply chain management and facilities functions. Meador joined DTE Energy in 1997 as vice president and controller. In May 2001, the board of directors elected Meador to his current position. In addition to controller, Meador served as senior vice president and treasurer. Prior to joining DTE Energy, he served in a variety of financial and accounting positions at Chrysler Corp. for 14 years, and was an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. He 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, FEI and CFO Executive Board. Active in leadership development, Meador was DTE Energy’s representative as a founding member of the Society of Organizational Learning based in Cambridge, Mass. led by Peter Senge. He serves on the boards of The Detroit Institute of Arts and the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan.

Peter Oleksiak

Mr. Peter B. Oleksiak has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of DTE Energy Co., effective December 30, 2013. Prior to that he was Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. He joined DTE Energy in 1998 and has worked in a number of increasingly responsible financial positions until becoming assistant controller and controller, both in 2005. Prior to DTE Energy, Oleksiak held a variety of financial analyst and supervisory positions with Chrysler Corp. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and business economics from Wayne State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Trevor Lauer

Mr. Trevor F. Lauer has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer-DTE Electric of the Company., effective 4 April 2016. Lauer joined DTE Energy in 2005, and has led a number of initiatives to improve overall reliability of the company’s distribution system, while keeping energy costs affordable and below the national average. Lauer is active on several boards, including the Cranbrook Educational Community, the Detroit Regional Chamber Foundation and the Parade Company.

David Ruud

Mr. David Ruud is President - Power and Industrial of DTE Energy Co., since December 30, 2013.

Mark Stiers

Mr. Mark W. Stiers has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer of DTE Gas of DTE Energy Co., effective December 30, 2013. Stiers, will be responsible for leading the company's natural gas utility including the gas utility's supply and control functions. Both Norcia and Stiers will report to Kurmas.

Bruce Peterson

Mr. Bruce D. Peterson is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of DTE Energy Co. Mr. Peterson was a partner with Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C. prior to joining DTE Energy.

David Johnson

Mr. David Johnson serves as Senior Vice President - Customer Service and Economic Development of the Company. Johnson joined DTE in 1999 and, in his new role, will lead DTE's strategic work in its 'customer centric' organization and improving customer satisfaction. Additionally, Johnson will lead the company's economic development efforts throughout the state, serving as a key partner to facilitate dialogue with businesses looking to locate inMichigan.

Heather Rivard

Ms. Heather Rivard serves as Senior Vice President - Distribution Operations of the Company. Rivard, who has been with DTE since 1993, has served in several positions across the company and, since joining Distribution Operations in 2015, has played a key role in a multi-year investment strategy to improve reliability performance while reducing costs for customers. Throughout Rivard's tenure, the company has improved reliability of nearly 450 circuits and has continued this program in 2016. Rivard will continue to lead a multi-year effort to drive overall reliability performance and cost reduction, with plans to upgrade more than one third (1,300) of the company's total circuits (3,300) over the next four to five years.

Larry Steward

Mr. Larry E. Steward is Senior Vice President of DTE Energy Co., since December 30, 2013.

Frank Warren

Mr. Frank Warren serves as Senior Vice President - Fossil Generation of the Company. He is DTE business unit responsible for all of DTE's coal-fired power generation. Warren, who joined DTE in 2001, has been instrumental in planning for the generational portfolio transformation to address aging coal plant infrastructure, and the desire for clean energy sources. Warren will continue work on the more than decade-long transformation of the system.

Donna England

Ms. Donna M. England is Chief Accounting Officer of DTE Energy Company. Ms. England serves as the principal accounting officer for the Company and for the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary. She has served as Director, Technical Accounting of DTE Energy since 2006.

Angela Buk

Ms. Angela Buk has been appointed as Chief Investment Officer of the Company. In her role leading FCA's Alternative Investments team, Buk was responsible for a multi-billion dollar portfolio of alternative investments including hedge funds, real estate, private equity and opportunistic investments. Buk was also a member of the investment committee responsible for oversight of$30 billionof global employee benefit assets and other trust investments. Prior to this role, Buk lead and managed a team responsible for investment operations, compliance, risk management and defined contribution. Within FCA, Buk progressed through various roles of increasing responsibility in Corporate Finance & Securitization, Treasury Planning & Project Finance and Sales & Marketing Finance. During her tenure at FCA, Buk successfully developed and led a defined contribution plan redesign and implemented new alternative investment portfolios. Prior to FCA, Buk served as a senior auditor with Deloitte LLP, performing audits of pension plans, financial institutions and real estate firms, servicing Fortune 500 clients. Buk received her bachelor's and master's degrees from theUniversity of Michigan,Ross Schoolof Business. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Level II candidate in the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst program.

Lisa Muschong

Ms. Lisa A. Muschong is Vice President, Secretary and Chief of Staff of DTE Energy Co. She served as Corporate Secretary from May 10 ,2015.

Marco Bruzzano

Mr. Marco Bruzzano serves as Vice President - Distribution Operations of the Company. Bruzzano joined DTE in 2008 after working broadly across the energy industry for nearly two decades, including roles with McKinsey and Booz Allen Hamilton advising global energy companies. In his new role, Bruzzano will focus on the company's multi-year effort to improve overall reliability, while reducing costs and keeping energy affordable for customers.

JoAnn Chavez

Ms. JoAnn Chavez serves as Vice President - Legal, Chief Tax Officer of the Company. Chavez has been with DTE since 2007, and has led the Tax organization during that time. In her new role, Chavez will continue leading the Tax organization while also assuming oversight responsibility for the legal teams supporting DTE Corporate Services LLC and DTE Gas Storage and Pipelines.

Renze Hoeksema

Mr. Renze Hoeksemato is Vice President - Government Affairs of the company. He joined the company in 1981, has held a variety of management positions with MichCon and DTE responsible for speech writing, media relations, the political action committee, economic development, and local, state and federal government affairs. He is a graduate ofHope Collegeand Syracuse University; holding a Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees in Public Administration. Hoeksema founded the Campaign to Keep America Warm in 1994, and has chaired the Government Affairs Advisory Committees of the American Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute and the Nuclear Energy Institute at different times through his career. He has served as chair of the Michigan Business Group inWashington, D.C., and currently 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 ofMichigan'sChildren's Trust Fund.

Matthew Paul

Mr. Matthew Paul serves as Vice President - Plant Operations, Fossil Generation Business of the Company . In this role, Paul will be responsible for reshaping the aging fossil generation fleet into cleaner, renewable sources of energy, including natural gas generation. Paul's accomplishments in his previous role - including the re-alignment of resources within generation optimization to create efficiencies - will be critical in the company's generation shift over the next decade.

Randall Rutkofske

Mr. Randall Rutkofske serves as Vice President, Legal - Utility Operations of the Company. He was executive director and General Counsel,DTE Electric. Rutkofske is a 30-year veteran of DTE. During his career with DTE, Rutkofske has held positions in several key areas of the company, including Legal, Human Resources, and Operations. As vice president, Rutkofske will have oversight responsibility for the legal teams supporting DTE Electric and DTE Gas, as well as administration and technology.

James Nicholson

Mr. James B. Nicholson is Lead Independent Director of DTE Energy Co. Mr. Nicholson is currently Chairman of PVS Chemicals, Inc., a global manufacturer, distributor and marketer of chemicals and related transportation services. He has served as President and CEO from 1979 to 2015. Prior to this position, he joined the company as vice president in 1972 and assumed the additional duties of treasurer in 1977. Prior to his roles at PVS, he held positions with First National Bank of Chicago in London and Dublin. Mr. Nicholson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He has also received a M.S. in economics from the London School of Economics. In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors, he is Chairman of the Board of the Amerisure Companies and a member of the board of PrivateBancorp Inc. and the American Chemistry Council. He was appointed to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President George W. Bush in 2006 and served on the council until 2015. In 2011, he was appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the state’s Investment Advisory Committee, which he now chairs. He is also Chairman of the Community Foundation for SE Michigan and the Futures Foundation, and a director, member or trustee of many other community and professional organizations. Mr. Nicholson’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience as CEO/president/director of several major domestic and international companies, his proven experience as an effective, successful business leader, his experience with various corporate boards and his leadership in the community.

David Brandon

Mr. David A. Brandon is Independent Director of DTE Energy Co. Mr. Brandon has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Toys “R” Us Inc. since July 2015. Prior to that, he served as the Athletic Director of the University of Michigan from 2010 until 2014. From 1999 until 2010, he was the chairman and CEO of Domino’s Pizza, Inc., a pizza delivery company. He continues to serve as Non-executive Chairman of Domino’s. From 1989 to 1998, he served as president and CEO of Valassis Communications, Inc., a marketing and sales promotion firm, and was Chairman of the Board there from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Brandon received a B.A. in communications from the University of Michigan. In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors, he is a director of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. and Herman Miller, Inc. He has previously served as a director of several corporations, including Kaydon Corporation, The TJX Companies, Northwest Airlines Corporation and Burger King Holdings, Inc. He has also served an 8-year term on the University of Michigan board of regents and as Chairman of the Board of Business Leaders for Michigan. Mr. Brandon’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience as a chief executive officer and extensive executive experience in marketing and sales, and strong skill sets in corporate finance, corporate governance and strategic planning, executive compensation, and community relations. He also has experience serving as a director of several other publicly traded corporations.

W. Frank Fountain

Mr. W. Frank Fountain Jr., is Independent Director of DTE Energy Company. Mr. Fountain has served as President of Escambia Enterprises, LLC since May 2012. Prior to that he served as Chairman of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum Foundation Board of Directors from 2009 until 2012. He is a retired executive of Chrysler, LLC, an automobile and automotive components manufacturer which was reorganized under Federal bankruptcy laws in 2009 after his retirement from that company. His positions at Chrysler, LLC included serving as Senior Advisor, Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy from 1998 to 2008 and Vice President, Government Affairs, from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Fountain received a B.A. in history and political science from Hampton University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors, he is a director of Hampton University Board of Trustees, Faith and Politics Institute and Wittenburg Center on Global Ethics and he is a director or trustee of many community and professional organizations. Mr. Fountain’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience as a leader of large business organizations and extensive experience with public and financial accounting for complex organizations, combined with strong skills in corporate finance, public policy, and government relations and his knowledge of regulatory matters.

Charles McClure

Mr. Charles G. McClure, Jr., is Independent Director of DTE Energy Co. Mr. McClure serves as Managing Partner of Michigan Capital Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded in 2014 that invests in Tier 2 and 3 global automotive and transportation suppliers with a manufacturing presence or headquarters in Michigan. Prior to that, Mr. McClure served as the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Meritor, Inc., a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets from 2004 through May 2013. Prior to this position, he served as CEO, president and a member of the board of Federal-Mogul Corp. He joined Federal-Mogul in 2001 as president, COO and a member of the board. He also served as president, CEO and a member of the board of Detroit Diesel. He joined Detroit Diesel in 1997 after 14 years in a variety of management positions with Johnson Controls, including vice president and managing director of the company’s European and South African operations and later became President of the company’s Americas region. He has also previously held management positions at Hoover Universal and Ford as a heavy-duty truck sales engineer and field service engineer. From 1975 to 1979, he served as an officer on a U.S. Navy destroyer. Mr. McClure holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors, he is a director of Penske Corporation, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and Invest Detroit, a trustee of Henry Ford Health Systems and a member of Business Leaders for Michigan. He is a past director of R.L. Polk and Company, General Cable, Remy International, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable. Mr. McClure’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience as CEO, president and director of several major domestic and international corporations and his strong, broad knowle

Gail McGovern

Ms. Gail J. McGovern is Independent Director of DTE Energy Co. Ms. McGovern is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross and has served in that position since 2008. From 2002 to 2008, she was a Professor at Harvard Business School. Ms. McGovern also served as President of Fidelity Personal Investments, a unit of Fidelity Investments, from 1998 to 2002 and Executive Vice President of Consumer Markets, a division of AT&T, from 1997 to 1998. She received her B.A. in quantitative sciences from Johns Hopkins University and her M.B.A. from Columbia University. In addition to her service on the Company’s Board of Directors, Ms. McGovern is a trustee of Johns Hopkins Medicine Board and a director of The Weather Company and PayPal Holdings, Inc. She also served as a director of Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. until 2010. Ms. McGovern’s qualifications to sit on our Board include her experience as a chief executive officer and extensive executive experience in marketing and sales, customer relations, corporate finance, strategic planning and government relations and knowledge of regulatory matters. She also has served as a director of other publicly traded corporations and a trustee of a major research university.

Mark Murray

Mr. Mark A. Murray is Independent Director of DTE Energy Company. Mr. Murray has served as Vice Chairman of Meijer, Inc., a regional retail chain, since 2013. From 2013 until February 2016, he also served as Co-CEO. Prior to that, he served as the President of Meijer from 2006 to 2013. From 2001 to 2006, he was the President of Grand Valley State University. He also served as Treasurer for the State of Michigan from 1999 to 2001 and Vice President of Finance and Administration for Michigan State University from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Murray received his B.S. in economics and his M.S. in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University. In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors, he is a director of Universal Forest Products, Incorporated and a director or trustee of many community and professional organizations. Mr. Murray’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience as a Co-CEO and President of a major Michigan-based corporation and his experience as a university president and a State of Michigan government official. He also has extensive experience in financial accounting matters for complex organizations, strategic planning and corporate development, combined with strong skills in corporate finance, sales and marketing and government relations and public policy. He also has experience serving as a director of another publicly traded corporation.

Charles Pryor

Dr. Charles W. Pryor Jr, Ph.D., is Independent Director of DTE Energy Co. Dr. Pryor is the retired Chairman of Urenco USA, having served in this position from 2007-2013 and as a director of Urenco USA from 2007-2014. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Urenco Investments from 2006 to 2007 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Urenco, Inc. from 2003 to 2006. From 2002 to 2003, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Utility Services Business Group of British Nuclear Fuels, plc, and as Chair of the Board of Westinghouse Electric and, from 1997 to 2002, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse Electric Co. Dr. Pryor received his B.S. in civil engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in structural engineering from Virginia Tech. He also received an executive M.B.A. from Northeastern University. In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors and Urenco USA’s board of directors, Dr. Pryor is a director or trustee of many community and professional organizations. Dr. Pryor’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience as a chief executive officer and his extensive operational and engineering experience in the nuclear and energy industries. Dr. Pryor also has experience managing capital-intensive industries and strong skills in corporate finance, regulatory matters and strategic planning and corporate development. He also has experience serving as a director of another publicly traded corporation in the utility industry.

Josue Robles

Major General Josue Robles Jr., USA (Retired) is Independent Director of DTE Energy Company. Major General Josue (Joe) Robles, Jr. USA (Ret.) served as President and Chief Executive Officer of USAA, an insurance and financial services company, from 2007 until retiring in 2015. He also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer of USAA from 1994 to 2007. He received his B.B.A. in accounting from Kent State University and his M.B.A. from Indiana State University. General Robles served for more than 28 years in the military, including an assignment as Director of the Army Budget and the Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One). In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors, he is a director of community and charitable organizations. General Robles’ qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience, both as a chief executive officer and a chief financial officer. He has extensive experience with public and financial accounting matters for complex organizations. He brings strong leadership skills as a result of his experience at the most senior levels of the United States Army. General Robles also has broad experience in corporate finance, information systems and controls, and government and community relations.

Ruth Shaw

Dr. Ruth G. Shaw, Ph.D., is Independent Director of DTE Energy Company. Dr. Shaw is retired from Duke Energy, an energy company. During her career at Duke Energy, she held various executive positions, including Executive Advisor from 2007 to 2009. From 2006 to 2007, she served as Group Executive for Public Policy and President of Duke Nuclear. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Power Company from 2003 to 2006, and previously served as Chief Administrative Officer. Dr. Shaw received her B.A. and M.A. from East Carolina University and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to her service on the Company’s Board of Directors, she is a director of The Dow Chemical Company and SPX Corporation. She is a director or trustee of many community and professional organizations. Dr. Shaw is a previous board member of the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. She served as a director of Wachovia Corporation until 2008 and has prior service on two other corporate boards. Dr. Shaw’s qualifications to sit on our Board include her experience as a chief executive officer and her 15 years of experience in the energy and nuclear businesses and managing capital-intensive industries. She has broad knowledge of regulatory matters and strong skills in public policy, corporate communications, corporate governance, executive compensation and corporate finance. She also has experience serving as a director of other publicly traded corporations.

David Thomas

Dr. David A. Thomas, Ph.D., has been appointed as Independent Director of DTE Energy Company, effective June 21, 2013. Dr. Thomas has served as the dean and William R. Berkley Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business since 2011. Previously he was the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration and chair of the Organizational Behavior Unit at the Harvard Business School. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1990 and retired in 2011. Prior to Harvard, he was an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences, and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, from Yale University. He also has a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University. In addition to his service on the Company’s Board of Directors, he is a member of the Posse Foundation board, a trustee with the Center for Creative Leadership and a member of the External Diversity Advisory Board at Deloitte. Previously, he served as a chair for The Partnership in Boston. He is also a past member of the boards of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge Trust Co., Jobs for the Future and Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Thomas’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience as a proven business leader and researcher, his experience with various corporate boards and his leadership in the area of corporate inclusion and diversity.

James Vandenberghe

Mr. James H. Vandenberghe is Independent Director of DTE Energy Company. Mr. Vandenberghe is the retired Vice Chairman and a former director of Lear Corporation, an automotive supplier, and held this position from 1998 to 2008. Lear Corporation reorganized under Federal bankruptcy laws in 2009 after his retirement from that company. Mr. Vandenberghe also held various positions at Lear Corporation from 1988 to 1998, including President and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He received his B.A. in business administration from Western Michigan University and his M.A. from Wayne State University. Mr. Vandenberghe formerly served as a director of Federal-Mogul Corporation. He serves as a director or trustee of many community and professional organizations. Mr. Vandenberghe’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his experience as a leader of major organizations and managing capital-intensive industries. As a former chief financial officer, he has broad experience with public and financial accounting for complex organizations and corporate finance. He also has strong skills in corporate governance and strategic planning and corporate development and has experience serving as a director of other publicly traded corporations.