Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, DTE Energy 


JoAnn Chávez joined DTE Energy in 2007. In addition to leading the company’s legal functions, she is committed to developing talent; JoAnn is the executive sponsor of Somos DTE, DTE’s Hispanic employee resource group, and the DTE Summer Talent Exposure Program, an internship program for college students from under-represented groups. She is also Chair of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and has been recognized by Latino Who’s Who for her achievements in advancing the culture of the Latino American business community. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, JoAnn created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read JoAnn's pledge here

Diversity initiatives at DTE include the employee resources and a veteran hiring program.

Joined LCLD 2018 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows Nomination:
2019: Dana Pierre-Louis

Annual Meeting (2018)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2018)

Member: JoAnn Chávez

Diversity Professionals: Dana Pierre-LouisKelsey Switzer, Ben Frimpong

Communications: Ben Frimpong