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Lee T. Mazzocchi Senior Vice President - Grid Solutions

Lee Mazzocchi PhotoLee Mazzocchi is senior vice president - grid solutions for Duke Energy, where he leads the company's focus on grid investment, innovation and standardization. His responsibilities include grid strategy and implementation, distribution standards and governance, and various support functions to regional field operations. He is also responsible for emerging technologies, fleet services and enterprise asset management system support.

Previously, Mazzocchi served as Duke Energy’s senior vice president and chief integration and innovation officer. In that role, he led the company’s merger integration efforts, following the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy. In addition, he was responsible for emerging technology, enterprise asset management, performance improvement and sustainability.

Mazzocchi has more than 25 years of experience in the electric utility industry, serving in the areas of transmission, distribution, customer service and supply chain. Prior to the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger in 2012, he served as vice president of supply chain and chief procurement officer for Progress Energy, where he was responsible for the company’s acquisition of products and services, totaling approximately $3 billion per year. Before taking responsibility for the company's supply chain organization in 2009, he served as Progress Energy's vice president of distribution, where he was responsible for the Progress Energy Carolinas distribution system serving 1.4 million customers. He also served as executive sponsor for Progress Energy's initial investments in the smart grid initiative to save energy, strengthen system reliability and improve customer service through the use of advanced technology.

A native of Cary, N.C., Mazzocchi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is past chair for the American Red Cross – Triangle Chapter, board member of the N.C. State Engineering Foundation and founding board member for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. He is also a member of the executive board for the American Heart Association – Greater Charlotte Heart Walk.

Mazzocchi and his wife, Julie, have two sons.

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