Michael Callahan is president of Duke Energy's utility operations in South Carolina, which serves approximately 800,000 electric retail customers and 157,000 natural gas customers. He is responsible for the financial performance of Duke Energy's electric utilities in South Carolina and managing state and local regulatory and government relations, and community affairs. He also has responsibility for advancing the company's legislative and regulatory initiatives related to its electric operations.
Before assuming his current position in October 2019, Callahan served as Duke Energy's vice president of investor relations, overseeing the company's investor relations and shareholder services organizations. He was responsible for managing the company's key relationships with investors and analysts, monitoring trends in the investment markets and developing investor communication materials.
Callahan joined Duke Energy in 2002 as a senior consultant in the audit services group. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in a number of areas, including treasury, investor relations, and financial planning and analysis. He served as director of regulated utilities forecasting for Duke Energy, where he was responsible for preparing and consolidating regulated utility forecasts to support financial planning and strategic decision-making activities. He also served as finance director of grid solutions for Duke Energy's Midwest and Florida regions.
Prior to joining Duke Energy, Callahan was a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
A native of Fulton, N.Y., Callahan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also a certified public accountant in both North Carolina and New York.
Callahan currently serves on the boards of directors for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. He also serves on the Clemson University Industry Advisory Board.