Lynn J. Good
Chair, President and
Chief Executive Officer
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 is delivering the nation’s largest clean energy transition while maintaining the reliability and affordability customers depend on.
Good is focused on Duke Energy executing an aggressive clean energy strategy to achieve its ambitious climate goals – at least a 50% carbon reduction by 2030, 80% by 2040 and net-zero by 2050 for electricity generation. Recently, the company expanded its net-zero emissions goal to include Scope 2 and certain Scope 3 emissions. Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon emissions by 44%.
The company is accelerating the transition to cleaner energy by adding significant amounts of renewables and energy storage to its portfolio, extending the life of its nuclear plants, modernizing the energy grid, advocating for new dispatchable clean energy technologies, and collaborating with stakeholders and policymakers to advance supportive energy policy. This transformation will deliver value for the company’s customers, communities and shareholders.
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.”
Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock for 97 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.
Before becoming CEO in 2013, Good 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.
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 Feb. 22, 2022