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James E. Rogers
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy
Mr. James E. Rogers has more than 22 years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer in the electric utility industry. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy following the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy in April 2006. Before the merger, Mr. Rogers served as Cinergy’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for more than 11 years. Prior to the formation of Cinergy, he joined PSI Energy in 1988 as the company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Rogers has served as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); Executive Vice President of Interstate Pipelines for the Enron Gas Pipeline Group; and as a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Prior to those appointments, he served as Assistant to the Chief Trial Counsel at FERC; as a Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Kentucky; and as Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, where he acted as intervener on behalf of state consumers in gas, electric and telephone rate cases. He was also a reporter for the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader.
Mr. Rogers is currently a Director of Cigna Corp. and Applied Materials Inc. He has also served as a Director of Duke Realty Corporation, Cinergy Corp., PSI Energy, Bankers Life Holding Corporation, Irkutskenergo AO, Indiana National Bank and Fifth Third Bancorp.
Mr. Rogers is the past Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute and is currently an ex officio member of the Executive Committee. He is Chairman of the Institute for Electric Efficiency. He serves as a member of the board of directors and the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute, and is a board member of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).  Mr. Rogers is also a member of the Business Council and serves on the boards of the Business Roundtable, the National Coal Council, the National Petroleum Council and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Mr. Rogers is a board member of the Alliance to Save Energy, having served as Co-Chair, and is past Co-Chair of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. He serves as a member of the board of directors and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Honorary Committee of the Joint U.S.-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) and the Club of Madrid President’s Circle.
Mr. Rogers attended Emory University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky.
Duke Energy, one of the largest power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 4 million customers in the Carolinas and the Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky.