Cameron McDonald is Duke Energy's chief diversity and inclusion officer and vice president, talent agility and acquisition. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to build on a strong culture of diversity and inclusion that strengthens Duke Energy's recruitment pipeline, workforce and leadership team, as well as the communities the company serves.
Duke Energy's diversity and inclusion program has significant momentum. The company has made strong progress hiring diverse candidates and advancing diverse leaders; expanding training and learning opportunities; and hosting events where employees can have safe and honest conversations. Duke Energy also increased its focus on social justice and racial equity philanthropy.
Before assuming her current position in November 2021, McDonald served as Duke Energy's vice president, human resources, where she led the company's talent acquisition, workforce agility and HR business partner 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 Nov. 1, 2021