News Release
Aug. 09, 2002


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy Senior Vice President and Controller Keith G. Butler today announced three appointments to the company’s controller’s department.


·         Dwight L. Jacobs has joined the company as managing director – corporate accounting and reporting.

·         J. Danny Wiles has joined as managing director – accounting research and business unit support.

·         Daniel R. Zakerski has joined as director – financial systems.


Jacobs will be responsible for managing internal and external financial reporting for Duke Energy. A native of Bethlehem, N.C., Jacobs has spent the past 14 years with Arthur Andersen – working in offices in Washington, D.C., Columbia, S.C., and Greensboro. He was a partner with Arthur Andersen the past two years. A certified public accountant, Jacobs earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.


Wiles will be responsible for leading the research and implementation of accounting standards guidelines and emerging issues from regulatory and authoritative agencies. A native of Yadkinville, Wiles has spent the past three years as a partner with Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Prior to that, he had worked 14 years with Arthur Andersen in Charlotte. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.


Zakerski will be responsible for managing the enhancement of financial reporting systems, including the development of a standardized Chart of Accounts for use throughout the corporation. A native of Dearborn, Mich., Zakerski spent the past year at Kmart Corp. Prior to joining Kmart, he spent six years with R.I. Polk Co., the Michigan-based automotive database analysis company. Before that, he spent seven years as an audit manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Detroit. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Michigan State University.


Duke Energy is a diversified multinational energy company with an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. The company manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses – meeting the energy needs of customers throughout North America and in key markets around the world. 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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