David A. Thomas, Ph.D., a specialist in organizational behavior and human resource management, was named to the DTE Energy board of directors effective June 21.
Thomas has been the dean and William R. Berkeley professor of business administration at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business since 2011. Previously, he was the H. Naylor Fitzhugh professor of business administration and chair of the Organizational Behavior Unit at the Harvard Business School. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1990 and retired in 2011.
Prior to Harvard, Thomas was an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
“We are pleased that David has agreed to join our board of directors,” said Gerard M. Anderson, DTE Energy chairman, president and CEO. “As a proven business leader and researcher, his experience with various corporate boards and his leadership in the areas of corporate culture and organizational behavior will make him a valuable asset on our board.”
Thomas, 56, earned his bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences, and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, all from Yale University. He also has a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University.
DTE Energy (DTE) is a Detroit-based utility that serves 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan.