Lynette Dowler named president of the DTE Energy Foundation
DETROIT, Nov. 9, 2017 — DTE Energy today named Lynette Dowler to the position of DTE Energy Foundation president, effective Jan. 5, 2018. In this role, Dowler will manage the foundation’s more than $21 million in grant support to nonprofits across the state. Dowler has been with DTE Energy for 34 years, holding leadership positions across the enterprise. In her role as foundation president, Dowler will report to Nancy Moody, vice president of Public Affairs.
“Lynette brings strategic focus and strong leadership to the important work of the DTE Energy Foundation,” said David Meador, DTE Energy vice chairman and chief administrative officer. “Lynette’s track record of successfully transforming plans into action makes her well-suited to execute the vision of the DTE Energy Foundation Board.”
In her long career with DTE Energy, Dowler has held leadership roles in a wide range of departments. From 2014 until accepting this position, Dowler served as the director of Corporate Safety during which time DTE Energy achieved a best-in-industry safety performance. Dowler has also served as plant director for Fossil Generation and director of Enterprise Performance Management.
“The DTE Energy Foundation’s impact can be felt in areas ranging from the environment to employment and beyond,” said Dowler. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve a company committed to making Michigan a better place to live, work and play as well as to lead a staff passionate about making a difference in our state.”
Dowler’s commitment to corporate citizenship resulted in DTE’s River Rouge Power Plant receiving a Regional Corporate Habitat of the Year Award. Dowler also testified before the United States House of Representatives Higher Education and Work Force Training Subcommittee on behalf of the company. She currently chairs the Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees.
Dowler earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Toledo.