CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has named Cari Boyce senior vice president stakeholder strategy and president, Duke Energy Foundation, the company announced today. Previously, Boyce was Duke Energy's vice president of policy, sustainability and stakeholder strategy.
The Duke Energy Foundation annually provides more than $30 million in charitable grants to address the needs of the communities where its customers live and work. The philanthropic funding focuses on kindergarten-to-career, the environment and community impact.
Boyce will report to Julie Janson, executive vice president, external affairs, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Boyce joined Duke Energy in 2012 following the merger with Progress Energy. She had held various positions at Progress Energy since 2006.
"Cari's experience leading our sustainability and stakeholder engagement activities make her ideally suited to head the Duke Energy Foundation," said Janson. "She has a deep understanding of the needs of our local communities and the positive effect charitable giving and volunteerism can have on those communities."
Boyce is replacing Shawn Heath, who will become chief of staff for Lynn Good, Duke Energy's president, chief executive officer and chairman. Heath will also assume responsibility for the company's Strategy Execution Office, which ensures enterprise-wide coordination on key strategic initiatives, and will continue to be involved in the Charlotte community.
The changes will be effective May 1.
About Duke Energy
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its Electric Utilities and Infrastructure business unit serves approximately 7.5 million customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. The company's Gas Utilities and Infrastructure business unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its Commercial Renewables business unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States.
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