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Queens honors Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good

Duke Energy chief executive Lynn Good is Queens University of Charlotte’s 2013 BusinessWoman of the Year.

Good becomes the 29th woman to be honored with the award, which recognizes exceptional business professionals who are also community leaders.

Previous winners include Laura Schulte of Wells Fargo, Observer publisher Ann Caulkins, Time Warner Cable’s Carol Hevey and Cathy Bessant of Bank of America.

Good will receive the award at a March 7 luncheon at Queens. She quickly rose to the top of the list of candidates for this year’s award, said Queens President Pamela Davies.

“In addition to her role as a national newsmaker and one of just 22 women running Fortune 500 companies, no one more perfectly exemplifies the values celebrated by the BusinessWoman of the Year award,” she said.

Good was elevated from chief financial officer to Duke’s president and CEO as of July. She has held a variety of other company posts, working in commercial business, telecommunications, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financial planning.

Good serves on the board of industry groups including the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and on the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute. She also sits on the boards of Hubbell Inc. and Charlotte’s Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

“Queens has been important to the Charlotte community for more than 150 years, and their array of excellent undergraduate and graduate programs are a valuable resource to the business community,” Good said in a statement. “Many of our employees at Duke Energy are proud graduates of Queens. I am honored to be listed with the other women who have received this award.”

Henderson: 704-358-5051; Twitter: @bhender
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