Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Gerry Anderson on energy policy and Michigan's economic recovery

Date & time

Mar 31, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Join us for a conversation with Gerry Anderson (MPP '88), executive chairman of DTE Energy and co-chair of Michigan's Economic Recovery Council. Assistant Professor Kaitlin Raimi will moderate a discussion on energy policy and Michigan's economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

From the speaker's bio

Gerard M. Anderson (MPP '88) is executive chairman of DTE Energy. Anderson joined DTE in 1993 and held various senior executive leadership roles throughout the enterprise until being named president in 2004, CEO in 2010 and chairman in 2011. He was the architect and leader of the company’s strategy to focus on cost and operational excellence in the utility business and develop its non-regulated businesses. As CEO, he focused on building a positive, highly engaged culture – and on deeply connecting DTE Energy to the communities it serves, enabling it to act as a force for good. In 2019, Anderson was elected executive chairman to serve as an advisor to DTE’s CEO on business issues and focus on DTE’s community, state, federal and broader industry roles.

Prior to joining DTE Energy, Anderson was a senior consultant at McKinsey & Co., from 1988 to 1993, with a focus on the energy sector and financial institutions. In the mid 1980’s, he was employed with an economic forecasting group, The Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Anderson also worked at R.T.K.L Associates, Inc. and The Collaborative, Inc., serving as an engineer and project manager from 1981 to 1985.

Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He also earned a master of business administration degree and a master of public policy degree from the University of Michigan.

Anderson is a vice chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) board and co-chairman of the EEI Committee on Environment. He is the founder and leader of the Detroit Regional CEO Group. He chairs both the recently formed Detroit Regional Partnership and the Detroit Economic Club. He also chairs the Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM). In addition, Anderson is involved in various local community and civic activities, including serving on the boards of trustees of The Nature Conservancy (Michigan chapter), the Henry Ford, the McGregor Fund, the Downtown Detroit Partnership, and the West Michigan Policy Forum. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Andersons, a publicly traded company.