Duke Energy names communications chief

Duke Energy has named General Motors’ former global communications chief, Selim Bingol, as its chief communications officer.

Bingol, a University of Virginia graduate, will oversee Duke’s communications strategy and services including support for business units, media relations, executive communications, brand management and digital communications. He’ll start Jan. 5.

Bingol served as a senior vice president at GM as the company emerged from bankruptcy, returned to public equity markets and named the first female chief executive of a global automaker. Bingol previously worked at AT&T and with the public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard.

Duke’s former chief communications officer, Virginia “Ginny” Mackin, joined Ingersoll Rand in September 2013.