Manager of Information Protection & Security, DTE EnergyJohn Townsend is the Manager of Information Protection and Security at DTE Energy. This group is responsible for securing the electronic perimeter of the corporation, which includes network and application security, security risk assessments, and the future direction of information security.
Previous leadership assignments at DTE Energy include: Manager of Infrastructure and Software Group within the DTE2 project, Manager of Telecommunications Operations, and Manager of Technology Planning and Consulting. Townsend also played a key role on the DTE Energy/MCN Information Technology Merger Team. He has worked at DTE Energy for 16 years, has a BS in Business from Central Michigan University, and has completed post-graduate work at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.