Key Speakers At The 2017 CERAWeek Conference
Lynn Good, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy Corp., speaks during the 2017 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, March 9, 2017. CERAWeek gathers energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers, leaders from the technology, financial, and industrial communities to provide new insights and critically-important dialogue on energy markets. Photographer: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesF. Carter Smith — Bloomberg via Getty Images
  • Title
    Chairman, President, and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Duke Energy
  • Age
    59

Under Good’s leadership, Duke Energy, which provides electricity to 7.6 million customers, is slowly pivoting away from fossil fuels. It added more than 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy in the past year and announced that it will close seven coal plants over the next three decades. Revenues hit $23.2 billion, and profits were up slightly in 2017. Yet the stock has languished, dropping 6% over the past 12 months—owing in part to what the company says are the short-term effects of new tax regulation.

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Company Financials (2017, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)23,189
Profits ($M)3,059
Market Value as of 09/18/18 ($M)58,356.1