Lynn Good is president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, America’s largest electric power company. She also serves as vice chair of the company’s board of directors. Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well today while leading the way to a safe, secure and responsible energy future.
Good was elected by the board to her current role in July 2013. She previously 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 Anderson.
In 2014 and 2015, Fortune magazine listed Good as 13th among the “Most Powerful Women in Business. And, in 2013, she was named as one of the 10 most influential people in the energy sector by SNL Energy.
Under Good’s leadership, Duke Energy is embracing new technologies and forward-thinking strategies that strengthen the company’s environmental stewardship. In addition to developing industry-leading solutions for managing coal ash, Duke Energy has increased its investment in solar and wind facilities to $4 billion, and the company has become a top-10 U.S. wind power producer. In 2014, 35 percent of the company’s delivered energy was produced from carbon-free sources. Duke Energy was named as one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” by Corporate Knights, while Newsweek listed it as one of “America’s Greenest Companies.”
2014 was the 88th consecutive year Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock. That same year, Duke Energy was listed as one of the “50 Best Companies to Work for in America” by Business Insider and DailyWorth named it as one of the “25 Best Companies for Women.”
Good is a member of the Boeing board of directors and serves on its audit and finance committees. She is also a board member of the Edison Electric Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and serves on the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute. She is a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable. She also serves on the board of the Bechtler Museum in Charlotte.
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, N.C.
Duke Energy, the largest electric power company in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial power and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.