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William Barnet III

William Barnet III

Chairman, President and CEO, The Barnet Co. Inc. and Barnet Development Corp.;
Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee; Member, Nuclear Oversight Committee

Director of Duke Energy or its predecessor companies since 2005. Barnet has been the mayor of Spartanburg, S.C., since 2002. He serves on the board of Bank of America and is a trustee of The Duke Endowment. He is a former chairman of the Palmetto Business Forum and the board of trustees of Converse College.
   
G. Alex Bernhardt Sr.

G. Alex Bernhardt Sr.

Chairman and CEO, Bernhardt Furniture Co.;
Member, Audit and Nuclear Oversight Committees

Director of Duke Energy or its predecessor companies since 1991. Bernhardt joined the family business in 1965 and became chairman and CEO in 1996. He serves on the boards of directors of Communities In Schools and the North Carolina Nature Conservancy. He is director emeritus and past president of the American Furniture Manufacturers Association, and past president of the International Home Furnishings Marketing Association.
   
Michael G. Browning

Michael G. Browning

President and Chairman of the Board, Browning Investments Inc.;
Chair, Audit Committee Member, Corporate Governance and Finance and Risk Management Committees

Director of Duke Energy or its predecessor companies since 1990. Browning is vice chairman of the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. He is a board member of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and serves on the Graduate School Advisory Council of the University of Notre Dame. Browning is a member of the Indiana Public Officers Compensation Committee.
   
Daniel R. DiMicco

Daniel R. DiMicco

Chairman, President and CEO, Nucor Corp.;
Member, Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees

Director of Duke Energy or its predecessor companies since 2007. DiMicco joined Nucor Corp. in 1982 and held a number of senior positions before being named chairman in 2006. He is a former chair of the American Iron and Steel Institute. DiMicco was named the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2008 Businessperson of the Year.
   
Ann Maynard Gray

Ann Maynard Gray

Former President, Diversified Publishing Group of ABC Inc.;
Lead Director; Chair, Corporate Governance Committee; Member, Compensation and Finance and Risk Management Committees

Director of Duke Energy or its predecessor companies since 1994. Gray has held a number of senior positions with American Broadcasting Companies, including senior vice president of finance, treasurer and vice president of planning. She serves on the boards of the Phoenix Companies, Inc. and Elan Corporation, plc. She is a past member of the board of trustees of J.P. Morgan Funds.
   
James H. Hance Jr.

James H. Hance Jr.

Retired Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Board Member, Bank of America Corp.;
Chair, Compensation Committee; Member, Finance and Risk Management Committee

Director of Duke Energy or its predecessor companies since 2005. A certified public accountant, Hance served Bank of America and its predecessor for 18 years and spent 17 years with Price Waterhouse. He serves on the boards of Sprint Nextel Corp., Cousins Properties Inc. and Rayonier Inc. He is trustee of Washington University and Johnson & Wales University.
   
James T. Rhodes

James T. Rhodes

Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO);
Chair, Nuclear Oversight Committee; Member, Audit Committee

Director of Duke Energy or its predecessor companies since 2001. Rhodes serves on the Electric Power Research Institute’s advisory council and is a former board member of INPO, the Nuclear Energy Institute, Edison Electric Institute and the Southeastern Electric Exchange. He is a former president and CEO of Virginia Power and a past board member of Dominion Resources.
   
James E. Rogers

James E. Rogers

Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy

Rogers became chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy in 2007, having served as chairman and CEO of Cinergy since 1994 and PSI Energy since 1988. He is chairman of the Institute for Electric Efficiency and the Edison Foundation, and serves as co-chair of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and the Alliance to Save Energy. He is a director of Cigna Corp. and Applied Materials Inc. Rogers serves on the boards and Executive Committees of the Nuclear Energy Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a board member of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the Business Roundtable and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. He is also a member of the Honorary Committee of the Joint U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean Energy.
   
Philip R. Sharp

Philip R. Sharp

President, Resources for the Future;
Member, Audit and Nuclear Oversight Committees

Director of Duke Energy since 2007, having served on a predecessor company’s board from 1995 to 2006. Sharp serves on the board of directors of the Energy Foundation and is a former member of the Indiana delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as Congressional chair of the National Commission on Energy Policy and was a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
   
Dudley S. Taft

Dudley S. Taft

President and CEO, Taft Broadcasting Co.;
Member, Compensation and Finance and Risk Management Committees

Director of Duke Energy or its predecessor companies since 1994. Taft serves on the boards of the Unifi Mutual Holding Co. and Fifth Third Bancorp. He is chairman of the Cincinnati Association for the Arts and a trustee of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts.