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BOARD OF DIRECTORS - ANTHONY F. EARLEY, JR.
Anthony F. Earley, 59, has been chairman and chief executive officer of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company since 1998. DTE Energy owns Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MichCon), a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in more than 550 communities throughout Michigan. DTE Energy also owns several nationwide non-utility companies engaged in providing energy services to large industrial customers, the transportation and storage of fuels such as natural gas and coal, energy trading and the development of unconventional gas resources.
Mr. Earley is currently a Vice Chair of the Edison Electric Institute, the trade association of investor utilities. In this role he is actively involved in the development of national policies on energy, the environment and climate change issues. As a former Chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute, he has played an active role in revitalizing the nuclear industry in the United States.
Mr. Earley joined Detroit Edison as president and chief operating officer in March 1994. From 1989-1994, Earley served as president and chief operating officer of the Long Island Lighting Co. (LILCO), an electric and gas utility in New York. Prior to 1989, he served LILCO in several other positions, including executive vice president and general counsel. Earley joined LILCO in 1985 from the law firm of Hunton & Williams, where he had been a partner in that firm’s energy and environmental team.
Mr. Earley earned a bachelor of science degree in physics, a master of science degree in engineering and a law degree, all from the University of Notre Dame. He served as an officer in the United States Navy nuclear submarine program where he was qualified as a chief engineer officer.
Mr. Earley serves on the board of directors of Ford Motor Company, MASCO Corporation, the Nuclear Energy Institute, Edison Electric Institute, Detroit Renaissance, the Detroit Zoological Society, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Cornerstone Schools. He is on the Department of Energy’s Electricity advisory board, the advisory board for the College of Engineering for the University of Notre Dame and the listed member advisory board for the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Early was elected a Ford director in March 2009.