As part of DTE Energy's ongoing work to strengthen the relationships with the communities it serves and enhance the experience of its leadership team, the company announced the following changes, effective immediately.
Joyce Hayes Giles is appointed assistant to the chairman and senior vice president of public affairs. In her new role, Giles has responsibility for the company's outreach initiatives to its communities. She serves as the DTE Energy Foundation chair, working with other foundation board members to develop strategy.
Giles previously served as assistant to the chairman and senior vice president of customer service for DTE Energy. She reports directly to DTE Chairman, President and CEO Gerry Anderson.
Jennifer Whitteaker is appointed manager of corporate contributions and community involvement. In her new role, she is responsible for overseeing the company's philanthropic contributions and for planning and managing the company's charitable contributions programs, including the DTE Energy Foundation and corporate cash contributions; donation of services and surplus materials; and matching gift programs.
Whitteaker joined DTE in 1992 and recently served as regional manager. Whitteaker replaces Karla Hall, who served as manager of corporate contributions and community involvement, and vice president of the DTE Energy Foundation. Hall has been named manager of civic affairs. She will develop strategies and identify opportunities for DTE to better serve the needs of the community.
Hall joined DTE Energy in 1997 as administrator of corporate contributions and secretary of the Detroit Edison Foundation. Prior to joining DTE, Hall managed the philanthropic programs at three other Michigan-based companies.