MPW 2017—Lynn Good
Lynn Good, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy Corp., smiles during an interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Duke is moving to a lower carbon future regardless of who is in the White House, Good said. Photographer: Cassi Alexandra/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesCassi Alexandra—Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Title
    Chairman, President, and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Duke Energy
  • Age

Good became the first female chief of Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility, in 2013. She has unloaded billions in overseas assets to refocus the company on surefire profitmakers like natural gas, completing a $4.9 billion acquisition in the sector late last year. Going forward, Good plans to steer the company even further away from coal and aims to reduce carbon emissions by 40% from 2005 levels by 2030. Over the next 10 years, Good says Duke will invest $11 billion in gas and renewable energy projects.

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Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)23,369
Profits ($M)2,152
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)61245.7