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Cameron D. McDonald

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President,
Talent Agility and Acquisition

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

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


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.