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Lee T. Mazzocchi Senior Vice President and Chief Integration and Innovation Officer

Lee Mazzocchi PhotoLee Mazzocchi serves as senior vice president and chief integration and innovation officer for Duke Energy. He leads the company's emerging technology, integration and improvement, and sustainability organizations. These groups identify, assess and develop emerging technologies; optimize and measure integration efforts; and design and implement continuous improvement programs companywide. The sustainability group is responsible for Duke Energy's strategy to operate in a way that is good for people, the planet and profits.

Mazzocchi has more than 22 years of experience in the electric utility industry. Prior to the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger in 2012, he served as vice president of supply chain and chief procurement officer for Progress Energy. In this role, he was responsible for Progress Energy's acquisition of products and services totaling approximately $3 billion per year.

Mazzocchi began his career with Progress Energy in 1990 and held various leadership positions in power delivery (electric distribution and transmission) in the Carolinas. Before taking responsibility for the company's supply chain organization in 2009, he served as Progress Energy's vice president of distribution, where he was responsible for the Progress Energy Carolinas distribution system serving 1.4 million customers. He also served as executive sponsor for Progress Energy's initial investments in the smart grid initiative to save energy, strengthen system reliability and improve customer service through the use of advanced technology.

A native of Cary, N.C., Mazzocchi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the board of directors and past chair of the American Red Cross, Triangle Chapter. He is also a board member of the N.C. State Engineering Foundation.

Mazzocchi and his wife, Julie, have 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