Duke Energy Makes Executive Appointments

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Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has announced new leadership appointments for two Indiana executives. Current vice president of Indiana government affairs, Stan Pinegar, will become Duke Energy's state president in Indiana. 

Pinegar will manage state and local regulatory relations, along with community affairs. He joined Duke in 2012 after being president and CEO of the Indiana Energy Association. 

"Stan's extensive regulatory and legislative experience has prepared him well for this important role," said Doug Esamann, executive vice president, energy solutions and president, Midwest and Florida regions. "He has extensive knowledge of Indiana operations, relationships with our stakeholders and a strong understanding of customer expectations."

Pinegar will assume his role effective November 16.

Pinegar will succeed current president of Duke Energy Indiana, Melody Birmingham-Byrd, who will become senior vice president and chief procurement officer. She will be responsible for Duke's sourcing and supply chain for their regulated and commercial operations. Byrd previously served as vice president of the southern region for Progress Energy Carolinas. 

"Melody has provided solid leadership in Indiana for the last three years," said Esamann. "She has placed a strong emphasis on serving our customers better and engaging with customers through various forums to understand more clearly what they would like to see from their electric energy supplier. She has created a strong foundation in Indiana and I expect a seamless transition with this change thanks to her efforts." 

Byrd succeeds Swati Daji who became Duke's senior vice president of Customer Solutions earlier this month. 

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