Studied at Emory University; BBA and JD, University of Kentucky. Former: Reporter, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader; Assistant to the Chief Trial Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Kentucky; Assistant Attorney-General, Commonwealth of Kentucky; Deputy General Counsel for litigation and enforcement, FERC; Partner, Washington DC law office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; EVP, Enron Gas Pipeline Group; 1988-2013, CEO, Duke Energy or one of its predecessor companies (PSI, Cinergy). Engineered three mergers. Director, Cigna Corp. and Applied Materials. Board Member: Aspen Institute; Brookings Institute; Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University; Asia Society. Lifetime Member, Council on Foreign Relations Has testified before US Congressional Committees and addressed international forums. Expert commentator with US and global media. Recipient of awards.