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Cameron McDonald

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Cameron McDonald, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Vice President, Talent Agility and Acquisition
Cameron D. McDonald

Cameron McDonald is senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Duke Energy. She is responsible for human resources policy and strategy, leadership and talent development, diversity and inclusion, employee and labor relations, total rewards strategies and programs, and delivery of business partner services.

Before being named chief human resources officer in January 2024, McDonald served as Duke Energy’s vice president, talent acquisition and talent management, a position she held since 2022. In this role, she was responsible for developing and executing strategies to build a strong and diverse recruitment pipeline, enhance leadership and talent development and create an inclusive and engaged workforce.

Prior to that, she served as Duke Energy’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, where she had responsibility for developing and executing strategies that continued to build on the company’s culture of diversity and inclusion and enhance its ability to execute the industry’s largest clean energy transition. She also had responsibility for the company’s talent acquisition and workforce agility functions.

McDonald joined the company in 2001 and has held numerous roles in human resources, including compensation, employee relations, change management, learning and development and HR business partner consulting. McDonald also led a team focused on HR transformation, applying innovation and technology to reimagine HR products and services.

A native of South Carolina, McDonald earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in human resources from the University of South Carolina.

She and her husband, Michael, have two daughters.


Last updated Jan. 2, 2024


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. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 150 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.