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Detroit communications exec to lead DTE Energy communications

DETROIT, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy has named Paula Silver to the position of vice president, Corporate Communications, effective today.

Silver will report to Dave Meador, DTE Energy vice chairman and chief administrative officer.

Silver will be responsible for the strategic planning and oversight of DTE Energy communications, including advertising, sponsorships, brand management, digital communications, media relations, internal communications, marketing communications and operational communications for the gas, electric, nuclear and unregulated businesses.

She replaces Sandy Ennis, who is moving into a new position as vice president, Diversity & Inclusion.

"We know that Paula's leadership and experience will serve DTE Energy well," said Gerry Anderson, DTE chairman and CEO. "Because she has already spent many years working in our state and with the communities we serve, she has a head start on the issues important to our company and our customers."

Silver comes from Federal-Mogul Corp., where she was vice president of communications and investor relations, and was director of global communications in an earlier stint with the company. In between, she was vice president of communications and public relations for Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures.

She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association's Go Red campaign; on the communications committee of Crime Stoppers, and a member of Wayne State University's Board of Volunteers for the College of Fine, Performing and Communications Arts. Silver also is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators.

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 utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at dteenergy.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com/dteenergy.

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SOURCE DTE Energy

For further information: Scott Simons, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555