DTE Energy today announced two leadership appointments as part of its focused effort to be a force for growth and prosperity across the state of Michigan.
Nancy Moody, director, Federal Government Affairs, has been named vice president of Public Affairs with overall responsibility for Force for Growth and Prosperity work in the company’s community-facing activities.
Moody, who joined the company in 1988 as a legislative assistant, spent the first 24 years of her career in Lansing, responsible for managing the company’s state government affairs office and staff. Most recently, she managed DTE’s Washington D.C. office, serving as the company’s primary representative there. A cum laude graduate of Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Moody currently serves on the Board of Directors of Michigan Colleges Alliance and Community in Schools.
Faye Alexander Nelson, vice president of DTE and president of the DTE Energy Foundation, will also be named chairperson of the Foundation this spring, upon the retirement of current chairperson Fred Shell. Given that DTE’s Foundation has grown in terms of the depth and breadth of its grant activities reaching across the state of Michigan, Nelson will be singularly focused on executing the Foundation’s force for growth activities, including environmental stewardship, corporate citizenship and neighborhood revitalization. Since joining DTE, Nelson has been instrumental in formulating the Foundation’s strategic direction for the future. In 2015 the Foundation awarded $15 million in grants to help communities across Michigan, a 25 percent increase from 2014.
Nelson joined DTE in 2014 from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy where she played a pivotal role in the transformation of Detroit’s riverfront. Nelson is a board member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, M-1 Rail, New Detroit, Midtown Inc., and Henry Ford Hospital & Health Network. Additionally, Nelson is a member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference and the Michigan State Bar Association.
“More than ever, we are focused on making a difference in our communities with our volunteerism, community engagement, neighborhood revitalization and charitable giving,” said Dave Meador, DTE vice chairman and chief administrative officer. “Having Nancy and Faye front and center with our publics doubles up on our leadership commitment and reinforces our aspiration to be a force for growth and prosperity in the communities where we live and serve.”