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JoAnn Chávez


Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, DTE

JoAnn Chávez is senior vice president and chief legal officer for DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Chávez currently serves on the DTE Energy Foundation Board and the DTE Energy Investment Committee. She is also the executive sponsor of Somos DTE (DTE’s Hispanic employee resource network group), and the architect and executive sponsor of DTE’s Summer Talent Exposure Program (STEP), an internship program geared towards under-represented college students. Chávez currently serves as The Michigan Hispanic Fund President and as a board member for the Cristo Rey Network, the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. Chávez also serves on the Notre Dame Law School Advisory Council and the University of Michigan School of Education Dean’s Advisory Council. Chávez has been recognized by the Latino Who’s Who for her achievements in advancing the culture of the Latino American business community and is a frequent speaker in the Hispanic community.