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Joi M. Harris

Joi M. Harris is president and chief operating officer of DTE Gas, DTE Energy’s natural gas utility, providing service to 1.3 million Michigan homes and businesses. Harris is responsible for all utility gas operations, including gas sales and distribution and storage services.

Harris’s career with DTE Energy spans 30 years. Before her current role, Harris was senior vice president of Major Enterprise Projects, where she led the project management, planning, and execution of the company’s largest initiatives, including the construction of DTE’s renewable energy projects and projects in Power Generation, Distribution, Nuclear, and Gas Midstream platforms.

Harris serves as vice president of the board of directors for the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program. She is a member of Wayne State University’s College of Engineering Board of Visitors and Industrial Engineering Advisory Board. Harris was chosen by the Michigan Chronicle as one of the “Women of Excellence,” recognized by “Who’s Who in Black Detroit,” and honored at the 2016 Women of Color STEM Conference for her career achievements.

Harris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wayne State University.