DTE Energy names Micah Ragland as director of communications for its electric company

Flint, Michigan native brings diverse communications experience

DETROIT, Oct. 9, 2019 – DTE Energy today announced Micah Ragland, former director of Global Communications at Walmart, Inc., has joined DTE Energy as director of Corporate Communications.

“Micah is a great fit for our team,” said Paula Silver, vice president of Corporate Communications. “His experience in diverse communications roles and his passion for sustainability and corporate citizenship will enable him to have an immediate impact.”

Ragland will be responsible for employee, customer and media communications for DTE’s electric company.

He most recently served as a director of global communications at Walmart, Inc., where he led external communications and stakeholder engagement strategies in support of the Fortune 1 retailer's sustainability initiatives.

Ragland started his career serving in various communications, legislative relations and political roles, including working as the northeast political director on former President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign. Ragland later served as head of public engagement for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he played a major role in guiding EPA’s response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. 

"I am very excited to join DTE Energy and look forward to contributing to the company's longstanding mission of providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to the communities we serve," said Ragland.

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 2.2 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio includes energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, renewable natural gas, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, 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 aspires to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. DTE is committed to serving with its energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at,, and

For further information: Paula Silver, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555