Lynn Good is chair, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well today while leading the way to a cleaner, smarter energy future.
Before becoming CEO in 2013, she served as Duke Energy’s chief financial officer and earlier led the company’s commercial energy businesses during its initial development of renewable energy projects. She began her utility career in 2003 with Cincinnati-based Cinergy, which merged with Duke Energy three years later. Prior to 2003, she was a partner at two international accounting firms, including a long career with Arthur Andersen.
Fortune magazine lists Good among the “Most Powerful Women in Business,” and Forbes magazine calls her one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”
Under Good’s leadership, Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy strategy to achieve its ambitious climate goals – at least a 50% carbon reduction by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Recently, the company expanded its net-zero emissions goal to include Scope 2 and certain Scope 3 emissions. Duke Energy is overseeing the largest planned coal retirement in the industry and is targeting energy from coal to represent less than 5% of its total generation by 2030 and a full exit by 2035, subject to regulatory approvals. Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 44%.
Duke Energy is accelerating the transition to cleaner energy by adding significant amounts of renewables to its portfolio, hardening the grid through investments in its transmission and distribution assets, and collaborating with stakeholders and policymakers to advance supportive energy policy. This transformation will deliver value for the company’s customers, communities and shareholders.
Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock for 96 consecutive years. The company has also been named to the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers” and recognized by Fortune as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the electric and gas utilities industry.
Good currently serves on the boards of directors for Boeing, the Business Roundtable, the Edison Electric Institute, Foundation For The Carolinas, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the World Association of Nuclear Operators, myFutureNC and New York City Ballet. She also serves on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Advisory Council. Good holds Bachelor of Science degrees in systems analysis and accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She and her husband, Brian, live in Charlotte.
Last updated May 2, 2022