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A.R. Mullinax Vice President Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer

A.R. Mullinax is vice president, information technology, and chief information officer for Duke Energy. He leads the information technology function, which delivers services across the company.

Having served as Duke Energy's chief information officer since October 2004, Mullinax continued in this role following the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy in 2012. During 2011, he served as Duke Energy's integration executive, overseeing all integration activities through the close of the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger.

Mullinax's career with Duke Energy and its predecessor companies spans more than 25 years. He joined the internal audit staff of Texas Eastern Corp. in 1977, and served as senior analyst of corporate planning beginning in 1980. He served as supervisor with the company's National Methanol Co. in Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 1984. After returning to the United States, Mullinax was a supervisor and manager in Texas Eastern's natural gas accounting area and later director of gas allocations. He was named controller in 1991, 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. He was named senior vice president of global sourcing and logistics and chief e-business officer in 1999. In 2001, he was named senior vice president of Duke Ventures, where he was responsible for identifying and pursuing expansion opportunities for Duke Energy in the telecommunications market. In 2002, he was named president and chief executive officer of DukeNet Communications, which develops and operates fiber-optic communications systems. He became group vice president of Duke Energy Business Services in January 2003, and group vice president and chief information officer in October 2004. He was named senior vice president and chief information officer for Duke Energy in December 2006.

A native of Cameron, Texas, Mullinax received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University. He also completed the Stanford University Executive Program.

Mullinax was born in 1954. 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.

March 25, 2013