News Release
Dec. 29, 2000


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Chris Rolfe has been promoted to senior vice president, human resources, at Duke Energy – responsible for human resource strategy and policy for the corporation.

A native of Richmond, Va., Rolfe earned his bachelor of science degree in engineering from N.C. State University and is a registered engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Rolfe joined Duke Energy in 1972 as an engineering assistant in the design engineering department. He held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, including working on most of Duke's fossil, hydro and nuclear projects. He managed the company's research and development activities and was assigned leadership for corporate quality initiatives in 1992. He was named vice president, human resources, in 1996.

Rolfe is a director of the National Association of Workforce Boards, chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Workforce Commission. He is past chairman of U.S. Quality Council V and a past director of the N.C. Quality Leadership Foundation. He has also served as an advisor for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Partners in Quality Program and the N.C. Quality Center. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He is past chairman of the Research Management Committee of the Edison Electric Institute, the Technical Information Committee of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Utility Renewable Resource Association. He is also an elder at Avondale Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.

Rolfe and his wife, Vickie, have a daughter.

Duke Energy, a diversified multinational energy company, creates value for customers and shareholders through an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. Duke Energy manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses -- generating revenues of nearly $22 billion in 1999. Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 100 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at:


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