James E. Rogers

James E. Rogers

James E. Rogers

Retired Chairman and CEO, Duke Energy; Co-Founder, Global BrightLight Foundation; Past Duke University Rubenstein Fellow

James E. Rogers is the retired chairman of Duke Energy’s board of directors; he served as the company’s president and CEO until July 2013. He has more than 25 years of experience as a utility CEO. He was named president and CEO of Duke Energy following the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy in April 2006. Before the merger, he served as Cinergy’s chairman and CEO for more than 11 years.

Jim Rogers passed away on December 18, 2018. Here is our statement on Jim's passing.