JoAnn Chavez, Ann Arbor

JoAnn Chavez, commissioner, Michigan Women's commission

Chavez is the senior vice president and chief legal officer for DTE Energy, and a former international tax partner with KPMG, LLP. Ms. Chavez is a strong advocate for young people and is the founder of the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative (MiHC), a Michigan non-profit, that focuses on economic equity and provides opportunities for first-generation Hispanic students to graduate from college.  Chavez sits on the DTE Energy Foundation, the Cristo Rey Network, Invest Detroit, the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute boards of directors.  She also serves on the Notre Dame Law School and the University of Michigan School of Education Advisory Councils, and is the past chairwoman of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.