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David E. Meador

Dave Meador

Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, DTE Energy, Detroit

Current Focus

David E. Meador, 57, is vice chairman and chief administrative officer of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy’s 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, midstream services and energy trading. Meador oversees finance and accounting, investor relations, information technology, procurement, fleet, facilities, regulatory, government affairs and communications for DTE.

Meador was appointed to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee by Governor Rick Snyder in 2014.

Professional Background

Meador joined DTE Energy in 1997 as vice president and controller. In December 2013, the board of directors elected Meador to his current position. In addition to controller, Meador previously served as senior vice president and treasurer and chief financial officer of DTE Energy. Prior to joining DTE Energy, he served in a variety of financial and accounting positions at Chrysler Corporation for 14 years, and was an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand.

Meador earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of business administration degree from Wayne State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the MACPA, AICPA and FEI.

He was named 2008 CFO of the Year for Large Public Companies by Crain’s Detroit Business. Active in leadership development, Meador was DTE Energy’s representative as a founding member of the Society of Organizational Learning led by Peter Senge. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Landauer, Inc., the global leader in radiation science and services. He is also involved in various community and civic activities, chairing the Board of Trustees of the Autism Alliance of Michigan which he co-founded, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Business Leaders for Michigan and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Investment Committee of the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, the Focus Hope Advisory Committee, is an Emeritus Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts and also serves on the Wayne State University Foundation Board.