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Duke Energy makes senior manager changes

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Duke Energy announced a shift in senior management duties Thursday involving its regulated utilities, customer service and grid issues.

None of Duke’s top executives will leave the company under changes that will go into effect Aug. 1.

The two executives who had run Duke’s regulated utilities, Lloyd Yates and Keith Trent, will get new duties. Nuclear executive Dhiaa Jamil will now also oversee coal- and gas-fired generation.

“We have a deeply experienced leadership team, and these changes will continue to build on the strengths of our regulated utilities and our commitment to exceptional service to customers,” chief executive and president Lynn Good said in a statement. ”

Executive Vice President Yates will become president of the Carolinas, with both state presidents still reporting to him. He will continue to manage Duke’s strategies for distributed generation, such as solar energy, and add companywide responsibilities for customer service.

Trent will become executive vice president for grid strategies, with senior vice president Lee Mazzocchi leading grid investment, innovation and standardization. Trent will also become president of the Midwest and Florida regions, with presidents in Indiana, Ohio-Kentucky and Florida reporting to him. He will continue to be responsible for Duke’s transmission infrastructure.

Jamil, Duke’s nuclear president, will also become president of electric generation by Duke’s regulated utilities. His duties will include coal ash management, environment, health and safety issues and fuels.

Executive Vice President Jennifer Weber will lead a consolidated group including federal affairs, public affairs, environmental policy, corporate communications, the Duke Energy Foundation and sustainability.

Chief information officer A.R. Mullinax becomes executive vice president for strategic services, leading a group including information technology, supply chain, administrative services and performance.

Executive vice presidents keeping their current roles include Chief Financial Officer Steve Young, chief legal officer Julie Janson and Marc Manly, president of commercial businesses.

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