New assignment adds Public Affairs and DTE Energy Foundation to her responsibilities
DETROIT, March 31, 2022 – DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) today announced Paula Silver, vice president, Corporate Communications, is promoted to senior vice president. In this new, expanded role, Silver will have oversight of DTE’s Public Affairs team and the company’s philanthropic Foundation, while continuing to lead the corporate communications team, managing DTE’s internal communications, media relations, customer communications and advertising.
Lynette Dowler, vice president of Public Affairs and the DTE Energy Foundation, will report to Silver following the retirement of Dave Meador, vice chairman and chief administrative officer. Dowler and her team will continue to oversee the day-to-day responsibility for the Foundation.
“Paula is passionate when it comes to telling our customers about the work DTE does in and outside of our company – as well as inspiring our team members to improve lives with their energy,” said Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy president and CEO. “Now, with additional oversight of Public Affairs and our Foundation, she’ll share that passion when it comes to the work we do in our communities.”
Since her arrival at DTE in 2015, Silver’s communications team has received numerous awards including a national Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Silver Quill regional awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), a Television Academy Emmy, multiple DAVEY awards from the Academy of Interactive Visual Arts, and ADDYS from the American Advertising Federation.
“Our 10,000 team members are dedicated to improving lives with their energy and sharing that story with the people we serve – our customers – is an honor,” said Silver. “I’m excited to join Lynette and her Public Affairs and Foundation teams in their work to improve lives in the communities where we live and serve.”
Silver, of Huntington Woods, joined DTE Energy from Federal-Mogul Corp., where she was vice president of communications and investor relations. She also served as vice president of communications and public relations for Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures.
Silver earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Wayne State University in Detroit and has several executive certificates from the University of Michigan. She is a board member of The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Parade Company, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) 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 PRSA and IABC.
About DTE Energy
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 in Michigan. The DTE portfolio also includes non-utility businesses focused on industrial energy services, renewable natural gas, and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE utility operations will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80% by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE Electric and Gas aspire to achieve net zero carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. DTE and its 10,000 employees are committed to improving lives with their energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.
SOURCE: DTE Energy