Duke Energy reshuffles its management team
Keith Trent, currently group executive and chief strategy, policy and regulatory officer, was named group executive and president of Duke's Commercial Businesses. Mr. Trent joined Duke Energy in 2002 as general counsel, litigation. He has more than 18 years of experience as an accomplished attorney. Mr. Trent was named to his current role in September 2006 and has led the areas of strategy, state and federal policy and government affairs, corporate communications, community affairs, technology initiatives and environment, safety and health policy.
Jim Turner, currently group executive, president and chief operating officer for U.S. Franchised Electric & Gas (FE&G), is assuming expanded responsibilities in FE&G. Mr. Turner joined the company in 1995. Before joining Duke, Mr. Turner was a principal in the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis & Kappes, P.C. Prior to the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy, he served as president of Cinergy. Mr. Turner also served as the company's chief financial officer. ■