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Brett C. Carter Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer

Brett C. Carter, President – Duke Energy CarolinasBrett Carter is senior vice president and chief distribution officer for Duke Energy. He oversees the company’s electric distribution systems, grid modernization and operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Duke Energy’s utility subsidiaries own and operate more than 250,000 miles of distribution lines in serving 7.1 million retail customers.

Previously, Carter served as president of Duke Energy’s utility operations in North Carolina. In this role, he was responsible for advancing the company's rate and regulatory initiatives and managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development and community affairs.

Prior to the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger in 2012, Carter served as president of Duke Energy North Carolina, serving more than 1.8 million electric retail customers in the central and western portions of the state. He has also served as president of Duke Energy Carolinas, senior vice president of customer service and business development for Duke Energy, and vice president of residential and small business customers for Duke Power. Before joining the company in 2005, Carter served as vice president of the central services division for Aquila in Kansas City, Mo. He was responsible for Aquila’s 1.4 million customers, including oversight of customer service, information technology, customer account management, customer solutions and Six Sigma special projects.

The Pittsburgh, Pa., native earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in marketing, from the University of Pittsburgh. He also completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Carter is active in a number of community and professional activities. He is a member of the governor-appointed North Carolina State Ports Authority Board and The Executive Leadership Council of Washington, D.C. He is chair of the board of directors of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Carter is also a board member of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Affiliate of Fifth Third Bank.

He was named as a 2010 Charlotte Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council. Carter also received the Whitney M. Young Award from the Urban League of Central Carolinas for outstanding dedication to philanthropy, diversity and inclusion. Carter and his wife, Rebecca, have a daughter and 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.

March 25, 2013