Business 100 - 2008

earley, anothony

Anthony F. Earley/DTE Energy

Anthony F. Earley has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DTE Energy for the past nine years. He joined DTE Energy after working at its subsidiary company, Detroit Edison, where he served as president and chief operating officer starting in 1994. While at Detroit Edison, he focused on developing workforce skills and culture needed for Detroit Edison to be successful in a changing utility environment.

Anthony earned a bachelor of science degree in physics, a masters of science in engineering, a law degree, and in 2006, an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.  After college, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

On the board of directors of numerous educational and civic organizations, including the Nuclear Energy Institute, Edison Electric Institute, The Detroit Zoological Society, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Cornerstone Schools, Anthony is fourth- generation Irish-American, and a member of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He is married and has four children.