Donna Lasinski

Member Spotlight

Abed Houssari, Director, Environmental Engineering — DTE Energy Detroit

MY BUSINESS…MYSELF

DTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. My role is to help reshape environmental policies that are good business practice and protective of human health and the environment. It is very refreshing and exciting to work for a company that continues to focus on force for growth in the communities where we live and serve and by developing integrated business strategies to tackle tough social and environmental issues and build vibrant communities. My philosophy is that success is a journey, not a destination.

GREATEST CHALLENGE/OPPORTUNITY

Navigating environmental regulatory uncertainties has always been a challenge, but it’s also an opportunity since we work with everyone to create values to our communities and the environment.

WHY I BELONG TO THE CHAMBER

The Chamber provides opportunities to understand the major challenges facing our industries and to work on those challenges. They are a strong advocate for businesses and help reshape our state’s legislative agenda.

WHY I SERVE ON A CHAMBER POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Chamber policy advisory committee provides an excellent framework for good dialogue on good policies in Michigan.