Duke Energy Announces Management Realignment

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Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy has made several changes in leadership responsibilities.

Keith Trent, currently group executive and chief strategy, policy and regulatory officer, was named group executive and president of Duke's commercial businesses.

The commercial businesses organization includes Duke Energy Generation Services, which houses the company's wind generation business; Midwest non-regulated generation, DukeNet, a telecommunications business; and Duke Energy International, with operations in Latin America.

Trent joined Duke Energy in 2002 as general counsel for litigation. He has more than 18 years of experience as an accomplished attorney. Trent was named to his current role in September 2006 and has led the areas of strategy, state and federal policy, and government affairs.

Jim Turner, currently group executive, president and chief operating officer for U.S. Franchised Electric & Gas (FE&G), is assuming expanded responsibilities at FE&G.

Turner will take on responsibility for regulatory strategy and execution at the state and federal levels. These responsibilities will align with the existing customer-facing functions to provide a comprehensive approach to managing customer relationships.

Turner joined the company in 1995. Before joining Duke, Turner was a principal in the Indianapolis law firm Lewis & Kappes. Prior to the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy, Turner served as president of Cinergy.

Dhiaa Jamil, currently group executive and chief nuclear officer, was named group executive and chief generation officer.

In his expanded role, Jamil, who will also retain the title of chief nuclear officer, will have accountability for nuclear, fossil and hydro regulated generation.

Jamil has more than 28 years of experience in the energy industry. He joined the company in 1981 as a design engineer and has served in significant leadership roles at all of Duke's nuclear stations, including serving as site vice president of Catawba Nuclear Station in 2003.

SOURCE: Duke Energy

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