Ahee Jewel Award

Dave Meador, Vice Chairman & Chief Administrative Officer, DTE Energy

Edmund T. Ahee Jewel Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Nominated by: Autism Alliance of Michigan

David E. Meador is Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of DTE Energy. Meador oversees information technology, procurement, fleet, facilities, corporate communications, government, corporate, and public affairs, and the company’s philanthropic giving.

Meador joined DTE Energy in 1997 as Vice President and Controller. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of DTE Energy. In December 2013, the board of directors elected Meador to his current position. 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.

Meador was appointed to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee by Governor Rick Snyder in 2014 and is an executive committee member of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. He was named 2008 CFO of the Year for Large Public Companies by Crain’s Detroit Business. He is co-chair of Mayor Duggan’s Detroit Workforce Development Board and is 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, and Business Leaders for Michigan. Meador serves on the Michigan Humane Society Executive Committee as Vice Chair, the Wayne State University Foundation Board and is an Emeritus Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts. He is also on the board of Amerisure Companies, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial insurance and the board of Energy Insurance Mutual, a provider of insurance and risk management services to utilities and the energy services industry.

DTE Energy is 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 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non- utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, renewable resources, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan’s leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism, and economic progress.