Executive Committee

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.

Jerry Norcia

Jerry Norcia

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jerry Norcia is the chief executive officer of DTE Energy. He also is chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Prior to being named CEO in 2019 and board chair in 2022, Norcia served as president and chief operating officer of DTE, responsible for strategic oversight and operations of the electric and gas utilities and the two large non-utility businesses. He has also served as president of DTE Gas and DTE Electric. Norcia joined the company in 2002 as president of the Gas Storage and Pipelines business.

Prior to joining DTE, Norcia was vice president of business development for Union Gas. He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, where he worked in executive leadership roles, business development, engineering and operations.

Norcia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Windsor.

Norcia is a leader in the communities he serves. He is a member of the board of directors for Henry Ford Health, dedicated to the health and well-being of people across Michigan. Norcia also serves on the boards of Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Regional Partnership and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

As chair of the board for the American Gas Association and a board member of Edison Electric Institute, Nuclear Energy Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Norcia helps to shape the future of the energy industry.

Jerry Norcia Corporate Biography

Joi Harris

Joi M Harris

President & Chief Operating Officer

Joi Harris is president and chief operating officer of DTE Energy. She is responsible for leading both DTE Electric and DTE Gas utilities, as well as Customer Service, Information Technology, Corporate Services and the Environmental Management and Safety organizations.

As a senior leader at DTE, among many accomplishments, she has served as the president and chief operating officer of DTE Gas and has also led the construction of renewable energy projects and the company’s Blue Water Energy Center, positioning the company for a future of clean and sustainable energy production.

Harris’ career with DTE spans more than 30 years. She joined DTE Gas (formerly Michigan Consolidated Gas Company) in 1991 and served in leadership positions in areas including distribution field operations, system control and transmission operations.

Harris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wayne State University.

She holds a number of advisory roles in the industry, including serving as vice president of the board of directors for the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP). In addition, she is a member of the Wayne State University College of Engineering Board of Visitors as well as the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Skillman Foundation.

Harris has been recognized by the Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence program as Woman of the Year and received Energetic Women’s Maverick Award – special recognition to leaders who have set the standard in promoting, connecting and strengthening female leaders in energy operations and engineering in the energy industry.

Joi Harris Corporate Biography

Diane Antishin

Corporate Portrait of Diane Antishin


Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Diane M. Antishin is senior vice president of Human Resources and chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer for DTE Energy. 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, payroll, health and wellness, and labor and employee relations. In addition, she oversees the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, cultivating a work and learning environment that encourages, supports, and values the multicultural mosaic of DTE’s team members, customers, business partners, suppliers and communities. Connected to her stewardship of DTE’s work environment, she leads the company’s efforts to equip and inspire team members to continuously improve their work processes to provide better service to customers and each other.

Antishin also leads the employment and education pillar of the company’s force for growth strategies, driving economic growth and prosperity in the communities it serves.

Prior to joining DTE Energy, Antishin held leadership roles in labor relations, operations and manufacturing at American Axle & Engineering. 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 also serves on the Conference Board Council of U.S. D&I Executives and 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.”

Diane Antishin Corporate Biography

JoAnn Chávez

Corporate Portrait of JoAnn Chavez

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

JoAnn Chávez is senior vice president and chief legal officer for DTE Energy. Chávez has responsibility for the management and strategic direction of DTE’s office of the general counsel and advises DTE’s board of directors and senior management on legal and related matters. Chávez also has responsibility for the oversight of ethics and compliance, corporate security, corporate emergency management, and tax.

Prior to joining DTE in 2007, Chávez served as an international tax partner for KPMG LLP with experience serving large multinational clients. Chávez earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame.

Chávez is a strong advocate for young people and is the founder of the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC), a Michigan non-profit, that focuses on economic equity and provides opportunities for first-generation Hispanic students to graduate from college. MiHC delivers culturally relevant programming for both students and parents to help bring coherence to the chaos of college access. Chávez sits on the DTE Energy Foundation, the Cristo Rey Network, Invest Detroit, the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute boards of directors. She also serves on the Notre Dame Law School and the University of Michigan School of Education Advisory Councils, and the State of Michigan Women’s Commission, and is the past chairwoman of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

JoAnn Chávez Corporate Biography

Trevor F. Lauer

Trevor Lauer

Vice Chairman & Group President 

Trevor F. Lauer is vice chairman and group president for DTE Energy. In this role, he is responsible for leading DTE’s growth, business development, regulatory and corporate and government affairs organizations.

Lauer joined DTE Energy in 2005. Prior to his current position, he was president and chief operating officer of DTE Electric, the company’s electric utility serving 2.3 million customers in southeast Michigan. Lauer has also served as 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 from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland. He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Michigan.  In 2019, Lauer completed the MIT Nuclear Reactor Technology Course.

Lauer is active in the community and serves on several boards.  He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and a trustee for the Cranbrook Educational Community and the board chair of the Cranbrook Institute of Science. He is also a board member for Business Leaders of Michigan, Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Trevor Lauer Corporate Biography


Lisa A. Muschong

Lisa A Muschong 
VP-Corporate Secretary & Chief of Staff

Vice President, Corporate Secretary & Chief of Staff 

Lisa A. Muschong is vice president, corporate secretary and chief of staff for DTE Energy. 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 of 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. 

Lisa Muschong Corporate Biography

Matthew Paul

Corporate Portrait of Matthew Paul

President & Chief Operating Officer - DTE Electric

Matt Paul is president and chief operating officer of DTE Electric, DTE Energy’s electric utility serving 2.3 million customers in southeast Michigan.

Paul’s career with DTE Energy spans more than 20 years, in which he has served in a number of senior leader positions, including executive vice president of Distribution Operations for DTE Electric as well as president of DTE Gas. He has also held leadership positions in DTE’s electric generation and non-utility businesses.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

Paul is a board member of the Michigan Manufacturing Association, Michigan Chamber and the Autism Alliance of Michigan. He and his wife have four sons and enjoy spending family time in northern Michigan. 

Matt Paul Corporate Biography

Robert A. Richard

Corporate Portrait of Robert Richard

President & Chief Operating Officer - DTE Gas

Robert A. Richard is the president and chief operating officer for DTE Gas, DTE Energy’s natural gas utility which provides service to 1.3 million homes and businesses in Michigan. He is responsible for all utility gas operations, including gas sales and distribution and storage services.

Richard has been with DTE Energy since 2003. Prior to his current role, he was executive vice president of IT, Customer Service and Corporate Services for DTE Energy. He also served as senior vice president of Major Enterprise Projects and Customer Service where he was responsible for overseeing the Customer Service organization, along with the company’s major projects in power generation, electric distribution, renewable energy, gas distribution and midstream platforms.

Prior to joining DTE Energy, Richard was vice president of operations and process improvement at Bethlehem Steel. In this role, he was responsible for sales, marketing and operations of the eastern division. Previously, he spent 13 years at General Electric where he served in a variety of leadership roles. Richard was senior executive for GE LEXAN Americas Manufacturing and responsible for phenolics, BPA, SAN, chlorine and polycarbonate extrusion.

Richard earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in chemical engineering from Ohio State University. At Ohio State, his graduate work was in coal technologies, which included liquefaction, gasification and the microbial desulfurization of coal. Richard is a graduate of the Nuclear Reactor Technology course of MIT and he is a certified Master Black Belt from GE and the Six Sigma Academy. He received the Whitney Award for technical achievement at GE. Richard is a member of the Engineering Advisory Boards for Central Michigan University and Oakland University.

Richard is a member of the board of directors of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) and is the president of the board of directors for the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD). He is also a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association. 

Robert Richard Corporate Biography

David Ruud

David Ruud

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

David Ruud is executive vice president and CFO. Ruud is responsible for the company’s finances.

Ruud joined DTE in 2005 and has served in several senior leadership roles throughout the organization, accumulating deep experience across DTE’s various businesses. He brings a strong combination of financial, strategic, operational and engineering experience to the role of CFO.

Prior to his current position, David Ruud was senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. In this role, Ruud worked with DTE’s executive team to shape company strategy and drive key strategic initiatives. Focused on identifying trends and themes in the industry, Ruud was instrumental in evaluating and pursuing value-enhancing growth opportunities and overseeing the company’s long-term planning.

Upon joining the company, Ruud led what is now DTE Vantage, and he was also responsible for DTE’s operational efficiency initiative and continuous improvement program.

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 a Master of Business Administration with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the chair of the board of directors for Ann Arbor SPARK and is on the boards of the Downtown Detroit Partnership and the National Association of Manufacturers. 

David Ruud Corporate Biography

Paula Silver

Paula F Silver

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications/Corporate Citizenship & DTE Foundation

Paula Silver is senior vice president of Corporate Communications/Corporate Citizenship & DTE Foundation.

Silver leads the strategic planning and oversight of Corporate Communications, Corporate Citizenship and the DTE Energy Foundation. Her team’s responsibilities within Corporate Communications include advertising, sponsorships, brand management, customer communications, media relations, internal communications, marketing communications and operational communications for the gas, electric, nuclear and non-utility businesses. Her team’s responsibilities within Corporate Citizenship include  community transformation efforts, the annual United Way campaign, and philanthropic support through the DTE Energy Foundation, which provided more than $15 million in grant support in 2022 alone.

Silver joined DTE Energy in 2015 from Federal-Mogul Corp., where she was vice president of Communications and Investor Relations. Previously, she served as vice president of Communications and Public Relations for Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures, now called Rocket Mortgage.

Silver earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Wayne State University in Detroit. She has several executive certificates from the University of Michigan.

Silver is a board member of The Parade Company, Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and the American Heart Association. She also sits on Wayne State University's Board of Volunteers for the College of Fine, Performing and Communications Arts and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). 

Paula Silver Corporate Biography

Mark Stiers

Mark Stiers Corporate Portrait

President – DTE Vantage and Energy Trading

Mark Stiers is president of DTE Vantage, a leading developer of energy-related businesses in North America. Stiers manages the company’s day-to-day activities and its strategic planning, business development, financial management and general administration.

He also holds the position of president of DTE Energy Trading, where he is responsible for overseeing the growth of the non-regulated subsidiary of DTE which markets and trades electricity, natural gas and environmental products.

Stiers joined DTE Energy in 2006, and most recently served as president and chief operating officer of DTE Gas. He previously held the role of vice president, Gas Sales and Supply for DTE Gas. Prior to joining DTE, Stiers spent time leading other sales and marketing companies in delivering wholesale and retail energy products and services in Michigan, New York, Illinois, Ohio and the Northeast.

Stiers earned a Master of Business Administration and an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor. 

Mark Stiers Corporate Biography

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 company serving 2.3 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers across Michigan. The DTE portfolio also includes energy businesses focused on custom energy solutions, renewable energy generation, and energy marketing and trading. DTE has continued to accelerate its carbon reduction goals to meet aggressive targets and is committed to serving with its energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy, emission reductions and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at  dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, x.com/DTE_Energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.