Duke Energy Appoints New Leadership

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Stan Pinegar and Melody Birmingham-Byrd Stan Pinegar and Melody Birmingham-Byrd

Duke Energy has promoted Stan Pinegar to president in Indiana. He most recently served as vice president of Indiana government affairs. Pinegar succeeds Melody Birmingham-Byrd, who has been appointed senior vice president and chief procurement officer.

As state president, Pinegar will manage state and local regulatory and government relations, and community affairs. He will work with the corporate and regulatory strategy teams to advance the company's rate and regulatory initiatives. He will also be responsible for the financial performance of the company's Indiana operations.

Pinegar joined Duke Energy in July 2012, after eight years in leadership roles, including president and chief executive officer of the Indiana Energy Association. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the company's Indiana legislative affairs team and coordinating regulatory affairs with the executive branch of Indiana government.

Prior to his appointment with Duke Energy, Pinegar spent more than 20 years leading various trade associations, representing members before the Indiana General Assembly and Indiana regulatory agencies. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and its Taxation, Utility and Environmental Law Sections. He also serves on the board of directors of the Indiana Legal Foundation and the Indiana Manufacturers Association.

In her new role, Birmingham-Byrd will be responsible for sourcing and supply chain functions for both the company's regulated and commercial operations. She succeeds Swati Daji who was promoted to senior vice president of customer solutions.

Birmingham-Byrd has 24 years of leadership and managerial experience in the electric and automotive manufacturing industries. She has served in roles within distribution, transmission and fossil generation. Prior to the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy in July 2012, Birmingham-Byrd served as vice president of the Southern Region for Progress Energy Carolinas.

Prior to becoming Indiana's state president in June 2015, she served as senior vice president of Midwest delivery operations, overseeing the company's electric distribution system in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

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