James E. Rogers

Retired Chairman & CEO
Duke Energy

Jim Rogers served as chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy from 2007 – 2013.  Duke Energy is the largest electric utility in the U.S.  He has over 25 years of experience as a CEO in the electric utility industry. Over that period, he has delivered an average total shareholder return of more than 12 percent per year by focusing on stakeholders and finding business solutions to environmental challenges. Rogers has served more than 50 cumulative years on the boards of directors of eight Fortune 500 companies, and has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including current participation on the boards of the Asia Society and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In 2012, he assumed the chairmanship of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership, a nonprofit organization composed of the world’s leading electric utilities. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Kentucky, and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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