Latinas Today

DTE Energy Names JoAnn Chávez Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

DTE Energy announced JoAnn Chávez will take on the role of senior vice president and chief legal officer in January 2020. In this expanded role, Chávez will have overall responsibility for the Office of the General Counsel, Ethics & Compliance and Corporate Security. “Throughout her time at DTE, JoAnn has applied a strategic focus that has produced significant business value, and coupled with her experience and knowledge of DTE, makes her uniquely qualified for this role,” says Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy president and CEO. “JoAnn is a talented executive who embodies DTE’s commitment to the communities we serve. Our robust succession planning process has more than prepared JoAnn for this role and I look forward to the many contributions she will make to DTE’s success in the future.” Chávez will report to Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy president and CEO. She recently founded the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative, a Michigan non-profit, that focuses on economic equity and provides opportunities for first-generation Hispanic students, like herself, to graduate from college. Chávez also sits on the Cristo Rey Network and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute boards of directors; she is the past chairwoman of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors; and was recently appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the State of Michigan Women’s Commission.



Odalys Fajardo-Guerrero, VP of Global Investigations-Latin America, Walmart

Odalys Fajardo-Guerrero transitioned from Walmart VP of Global Security to VP of Global Investigations-Latin America in early 2019. She now oversees the development of internal investigation teams that focus on sensitive company matters. What excites her about her new role is her diverse team in Latin America. She loves their high energy. “Our Latin America business is very complex with multiple formats including Walmex and CAM,” states Fajardo-Guerrero. “With the sheer size of the market and the continued roll-out of e-commerce in the region, it’s an extremely important part of our business and my team is proud to play a key role in overseeing its success.”


Dani Lopes Johnson, Associate Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Nationwide
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My name is Dani Lopes Johnson and I am an Associate Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Nationwide. I was born and raised in Brazil. A career in the financial services industry was a far afterthought for me. While I joined Nationwide in 2015, I had admired the company’s culture and workplace awards for years. Nationwide is a company with strong values and its contagious culture attracted me for years. Before joining the Nationwide family, I led talent acquisition and diversity for companies in similar industries and could not avoid my admiration for Nationwide’s commitment to talent excellence, growth and development of its associates. Currently, I lead a team focused on identifying and attracting highly qualified talent to innovate and deliver on the products and services our members need today and tomorrow. We widen our talent reach through strategic and academic partnerships and industry consortiums. I love working at Nationwide because we invest in our people and our members. At Nationwide we bring our mission to life by protecting people, business and futures with extraordinary care. Nationwide is a company with a big heart, and even bigger actions. I have the honor to serve on several Boards whose missions are to elevate and develop the advancement of women and underrepresented communities in corporate America. Community outreach is important to me because it demonstrates our commitment to the communities that we live in. My work and my community involvement allow me to live my passion and champion diversity. I hope you will consider joining our familia. To learn more about our incredible leaders at Nationwide, visit us at careers.jsp