Jonathan Hirte

Jonathan Hirte

Communications Officer
Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition

Federal Affairs Specialist
DTE Energy


Jonathan Hirte is currently a Federal Affairs Specialist for DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide.  Its largest operating units are DTE Electric, an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, and DTE Gas, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. 

At DTE, Jonathan represents the company’s policy and advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C.  He brings a deep understanding of Congress and the political environment to this role.  Prior to joining DTE in 2018, Jonathan worked for over a decade on Capitol Hill, serving as a senior policy advisor to Members of the Energy & Commerce, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Science, Space and Technology committees.

As a member of the Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition Executive Committee, Jonathan serves as Communication Officer and takes a lead role on external communications for the organization.

Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Calvin College. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.