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Jennifer L. Weber Executive Vice President – External Affairs and Strategic Policy

Jennifer Weber, executive vice president of external affairs and strategic policyAs executive vice president of external affairs and strategic policy for Duke Energy, Jennifer Weber leads the federal affairs, public affairs, environmental and energy policy, corporate communications and sustainability functions. Her communications responsibilities include strategy and services: support for the company’s businesses, brand management, media relations, social media and Web presence. In addition, Jennifer has responsibility for The Duke Energy Foundation and community affairs.

Previously, Jennifer served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Duke Energy, where she led the human resources and communications functions. This included human resources policy and strategy, talent management and diversity, employee and labor relations, total rewards strategies and programs, and delivery of business partner services. In addition, Jennifer had responsibility for the administrative services function, which included aviation, enterprise protective services, real estate, support services and land services.

Jennifer joined Duke Energy in November 2008 from Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. From 2005 to 2008, she served Scripps, and then Scripps Networks Interactive when the company was spun off, as senior vice president of human resources. Prior to joining Scripps in 2005, Jennifer worked at the consulting firm Towers Perrin for 12 years – as a partner and as managing principal of the firm's Cincinnati office. In that role, she participated in the design and implementation of total rewards strategies and programs for many large clients.  

A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Jennifer received a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She also earned a bachelor's degree from Miami University in Ohio, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude.

Jennifer is a past chair and current member of the board of directors for the United Way of Central Carolinas. She is also a member of the executive committee of the Charlotte Chamber, national advisory board of the Institute for Emerging Issues and the board of directors for the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Prior to her relocation to Charlotte, she served on the boards of the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council of Greater Cincinnati and the Salvation Army. She also participated in Leadership Cincinnati.

Jennifer and her husband, Eric, have two daughters and a son.

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.

September 18, 2015