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A.R. Mullinax Executive Vice President - Strategic Services

A.R. Mullinax serves as executive vice president - strategic services for Duke Energy. He leads the information technology, supply chain, administrative services and performance excellence functions that deliver services across the company.

Previously, he served as vice president, information technology, and chief information officer for Duke Energy. During 2011, he served as Duke Energy’s integration executive, with responsibility for the planning of integration activities for the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger.

Mullinax's career began with the internal audit staff for Texas Eastern Corp. in 1977, a predecessor company of Duke Energy. He served as senior analyst of corporate planning beginning in 1980, and later served as supervisor with the company's National Methanol Co. in Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 1984. After returning to the United States, Mullinax progressed through the accounting function and was named controller in 1991. He was named general manager of management information systems and controls in 1994, and vice president of information services and controls in 1995.

Mullinax became senior vice president of Duke Energy's shared services in 1997 and held various responsibilities, including shared services, global sourcing and logistics, eBusiness and DukeNet Communications before being named vice president and chief information officer in 2004.

A native of Cameron, Texas, Mullinax received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Duke Energy, the largest electric power company in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial power and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.

August 1, 2014