- Member, Board of Trustees
- Appointment 2023-2030
Monique Wells is director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for DTE. Wells is responsible for accelerating DTE’s progress in building a workplace where everyone feels valued and able to contribute their best energy toward serving our customers, communities and each other.
Wells graduated from Michigan Technological University with an associate degree in chemical engineering technology and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Wells went on to complete a master’s degree in career and technical education from the University of Toledo and was an teacher in the Toledo Public School system.
Prior to joining DTE in February 2021, Wells served as Diversity, Equity, and inclusion project manager at Consumers Energy, where she supported the inclusion and strategic sourcing department. In this role, Wells was responsible for the development and deployment of the diversity, equity, and inclusion companywide strategy. In this capacity, she led cross functional corporate and operations teams in the design, implementation, and execution of DE&I goals, metrics, and continuous improvement plans.
Wells serves on the college of engineering advisory board for Michigan Technological University and is a Program Committee member for the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. She is also a member of the Michigan Technological University DEISB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sense of Belonging) Board. She continues to be a passionate advocate for STEM equity and literacy in the state of Michigan through her support for FIRST Robotics programming and organizations like FIRST in Michigan.
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 percent by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE Electric aspires to achieve net zero carbon emissions 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 dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com.
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