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Brian Savoy

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer

Brian Savoy
Brian Savoy

Brian Savoy serves as executive vice president and chief strategy and commercial officer for Duke Energy. He is responsible for enterprise strategy as well as strategies to transform the company's generation and transmission assets to achieve its net-zero carbon emissions goals. In addition, he has responsibility for commercial renewables, the natural gas business unit, business ventures and development, and relationship management and sales for large customer accounts.

Before assuming his current position in May 2021, Savoy served as senior vice president and chief transformation and administrative officer for Duke Energy. He led the company's business transformation through digital innovation, new ways of working and process redesign. He had responsibility for the enterprise business services and technology team, including the information and technology, administrative services, supply chain and human resources organizations. He was also responsible for Customer Connect, a new customer information and engagement system.

Prior to that, Savoy served as Duke Energy's chief accounting officer and controller, where his responsibilities included the accounting, financial reporting and internal controls for the corporation. He joined the company in 2001 as a manager in Duke Energy's energy trading unit, Duke Energy North America, and he was named director of trading and risk services later in that year. Savoy led derivative accounting and trading control functions for energy trading and marketing activities and was instrumental in the successful wind-down and disposition of Duke Energy North America in 2005.

Following Duke Energy's merger with Cinergy in 2006, he was appointed vice president and controller of the commercial power segment and was responsible for accounting, financial reporting and internal controls functions. In 2009, Savoy was named director of forecasting and analysis, where he played a significant role in addressing challenging business and strategic issues, including leading financial due diligence for the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger completed in 2012.

Before joining Duke Energy, Savoy was a manager with the international accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, where he oversaw audit engagements for large energy clients. Savoy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He is a certified public accountant in both Texas and Ohio.

Savoy serves on the board of trustees for the Duke Energy Foundation. He is a board member of the Electric Power Research Institute. He also serves on the board of trustees for Queens University of Charlotte and was a past advisory board member for the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. He and his wife, Sabrina, along with their son and daughter, live in Charlotte, N.C.

Last updated Oct. 22, 2021

Duke Energy

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electric services to approximately 8.2 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas services to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its commercial business operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 150 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.