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Melissa M. Feldmeier

Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Melissa Feldmeier is vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer for Duke Energy. She leads Duke Energy's ethics and compliance program, which provides independent oversight and governance of the organization's compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and fosters an accountable, transparent and ethical culture that advances the overall objectives of the corporation.

Before assuming her current position in December 2020, Feldmeier served as HR deputy general counsel for Duke Energy. In this role, she provided proactive legal support for a variety of areas including ethics and compliance, HR policy, employee investigations, threat management, contingent workers, Midwest field operations, generation and customer service. She has counseled and trained all levels of management and HR on legal issues to align with values and leadership imperatives in support of Duke Energy's business goals.

Prior to joining the company, Feldmeier was an associate attorney at Thompson Hine LLP and Wood & Lamping LLP. She represented companies and local governments in litigation matters, including commercial disputes, employment matters, and municipal law/zoning matters.

Feldmeier earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in political science, with a minor in applied ethics, from Miami University. She currently serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and is a board member for the Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio.


Last updated: Dec. 1, 2020

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. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 150 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.