CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today named Jack Sullivan vice president of Investor Relations to oversee the company’s strategic communications with the financial community.

Sullivan, previously the company’s director of corporate finance and investments and assistant treasurer, will begin leading the investor relations and shareholder services function effective Jan. 4, 2021. He succeeds Bryan Buckler, who recently left the company for another career opportunity.

“Jack will be a strong voice with the investment community as we make progress toward our net-zero carbon by 2050 goal and important social and governance targets,” said Steve Young, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “His extensive knowledge of the company’s strategy and strong track record executing our financial plan position him well to communicate Duke Energy’s low-risk, consistent value proposition that delivers sustainable results for our shareholders.”

Sullivan has a deep background in finance, with more than 20 years in corporate development, corporate finance and investment banking. In his role as assistant treasurer, he helped Duke Energy raise over $45 billion, including funds to advance the company’s clean energy strategy. And during his time in corporate development, he worked on several important transactions, including the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, and the acquisitions of Outland Energy Services, a renewable energy services company, and Piedmont Natural Gas.

Prior to joining Duke Energy in 2009, Sullivan spent approximately 10 years at Bank of America, providing capital markets and strategic advisory services to companies in the energy and power sectors.

Sullivan earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and his masters of business administration from Wake Forest University. 

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