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Duke Energy Announces Organizational Changes
Added 01-29-13
 

Duke Energy announced the following organizational changes effective Jan. 29, 2013.

Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy North Carolina since 2008, moves from his current position to the Customer Operations team as Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer. In his new role he will have responsibility for the company’s distribution systems and operations in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, as the utilities continue working to modernize the electric grid.

Paul Newton will replace Brett in the state president’s role. Most recently, Paul has been a Senior Vice President and Special Advisor to Jim Rogers. The state president’s position is vital to our success, particularly with our pending PEC and DEC rate cases and our ongoing opportunities in rebuilding relationships. Paul will be responsible for advancing our rate and regulatory initiatives and managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development and community affairs, as well as water strategy and services.

The following leaders continue in their current roles and will report to Brett:
• Melody Birmingham-Byrd, Senior Vice President of Midwest Delivery Operations
• Jeff Corbett, Senior Vice President of Carolinas Delivery Operations
• Michael Lewis, Senior Vice President of Florida Delivery Operations
• Robert Sipes, Vice President of Customer Operations Services
• Mark Wyatt, Vice President of Grid Modernization

Jason Allen joins the team as Senior Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety. Most recently, Jason served as Vice President of Onsite Renewable Operations and Technical Services for Duke Energy’s Commercial Businesses organization. In his new role, he will lead a combined Environmental Health and Safety function. Marc Manly has begun the process to fill the role Jason is leaving. Remaining in their current roles and reporting to Jason will be:
• Mitch Griggs, Vice President of Environmental Services
• Mike Engelman, Vice President of Health and Safety

Charlie Gates, Senior Vice President of Power Generation Operations, will continue to lead operations of our regulated fossil/hydro generation fleet in six states, including outage and maintenance services. Reporting to Charlie is:
• Dave Renner, Vice President of Central Engineering and Services

Caren Anders, Senior Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer, continues to lead planning, engineering and asset management, construction and maintenance, operations, project management, vegetation management and compliance of the transmission system.

Gayle Lanier, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, continues to have responsibility for call center operations, revenue billing and receivables, marketing, energy efficiency and relationships with large business customers.

Jim Mehring, Vice President of Gas Operations, will continue to oversee operations of the company’s natural gas transmission and distribution system in Ohio and Kentucky, including construction, maintenance, engineering, transportation, and resource and project management.

Sasha Weintraub, Vice President of Fuels and System Optimization, will continue to lead the organization responsible for the purchase and delivery of coal, natural gas and oil to Duke Energy’s generation fleet, as well as the wholesale trading function related to power and natural gas.

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