Douglas F Esamann Executive Vice President and President – Midwest and Florida Regions
Previously, Esamann served as president of Duke Energy’s Indiana operations, the state’s largest electric utility, serving approximately 810,000 customers in 69 of the state’s 92 counties. He was responsible for the company’s regulatory, governmental relations, economic development and community affairs work in Indiana. Esamann served as president of Duke Energy Indiana since November 2010.
Prior to that, Esamann was senior vice president of corporate strategy for Duke Energy, a position he held since July 2009. In that role, he led the company's strategy development and business planning efforts, including load forecasting and market fundamentals. He has also served as senior vice president of strategy and planning, with additional responsibilities for integrated resource planning, environmental compliance planning, transactional support, customer market analytics, load research and renewable energy compliance.
Immediately following the merger between Duke Energy and Cinergy in April 2006, Esamann served as group vice president of strategy and planning for Duke Energy's U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas organization.
Prior to the merger, he served as senior vice president of energy portfolio strategy and management for Cinergy's commercial business unit. He was responsible for fuel management, environmental risk management, generation dispatch, power purchases and sales, portfolio analytics, load forecasting, generation asset planning, demand-side management planning and environmental compliance planning.
Esamann began his employment with Public Service Indiana (predecessor of PSI Energy) in 1979. In the course of his PSI/Cinergy career, he held a variety of leadership roles, including tax manager for PSI Energy until 1994, general manager of finance and business development for Cinergy's commercial business unit until 1999, vice president and chief financial officer of the commercial business unit until 2001, and president of PSI Energy until 2004.
Active in the community, Esamann currently serves on the boards of directors of the Indy Chamber and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He is a board member of the United Way of Central Indiana, Special Olympics Indiana and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. He also serves on the advisory boards of the University of Missouri Financial Research Institute and the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy.
A native of Plainfield, Ind., Esamann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University. He and his wife, Kimberly, have two daughters, a son and three granddaughters.
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.