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Kendal C. Bowman

State President – North Carolina

Kendal Bowman, North Carolina President, Duke Energy
Kendal C. Bowman

Kendal Bowman is president of Duke Energy’s utility operations in North Carolina, which serves approximately 3.7 million electric retail customers and 786,000 natural gas customers. She is responsible for the performance of Duke Energy’s regulated utilities in North Carolina, along with leading state and local regulatory and government relations, and community affairs. She also manages continued efforts to engage and work with customers and stakeholders across many topics, including North Carolina’s clean energy transition.

Before assuming her current position in January 2023, Bowman served as Duke Energy’s vice president of regulatory affairs and policy for North Carolina. In this role, she managed the company’s presence in all North Carolina regulatory matters before the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). She provided leadership and direction in the development and implementation of public policy that is in the best interest of the customers and communities served by Duke Energy. Bowman worked closely with policymakers and other stakeholders to find working, sustainable solutions to energy policy needs. In addition, she served as the company’s regulatory policy witness in proceedings before the NCUC and other regulatory bodies.

Prior to that, Bowman served as deputy general counsel for Duke Energy, managing all legal state regulatory functions for North Carolina. Earlier, she was associate general counsel for Progress Energy, supporting all state regulatory functions for North Carolina and South Carolina. She also spent a decade leading the federal regulatory affairs group and was responsible for all Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), legal, policy and compliance matters for Progress Energy Carolinas and Progress Energy Florida. Bowman has been with the company since 1999. Prior to joining Progress Energy, Bowman was an attorney for Florida Power Corporation.

Bowman serves on the boards of directors of the NC Chamber and E4 Carolinas. She also serves on the national advisory board and the Policy & Program Committee of the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University. Bowman is an alum of Leadership North Carolina class of 2015 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School Leadership Development Program. 

Bowman earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. She is admitted to the state bars in North Carolina and Florida.

Bowman and her husband, Bret, have a daughter and twin sons.

Last updated July 24, 2023

Duke Energy

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electric services to approximately 8.4 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas services to approximately 1.7 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.