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Duke Energy shuffles executive team, appoints new SC president

Duke Energy Corp. on Aug. 9 announced several leadership changes.

Lloyd Yates, executive vice president of customer delivery operations and president of Duke Energy's Carolinas region, and Frank Yoho, executive vice president and president of the company's natural gas business, will retire at the end of September, according to a news release.

Michael Callahan, vice president of investor relations, will assume the role of South Carolina state president, replacing Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, who will become executive vice president and chief legal officer.

Ghartey-Tagoe replaces Julie Janson, executive vice president of external affairs and chief legal officer. Janson will become executive vice president of external affairs and president of the Carolinas region.

Bryan Buckler, director of finance for the Carolinas, is replacing Callahan as vice president of investor relations.

Brian Savoy, senior vice president of business transformation and technology, will also become chief administrative officer. Harry Sideris, senior vice president and chief distribution officer, will become senior vice president of customer delivery and services.

Doug Esamann, Duke's president of Midwest and Florida regions and executive vice president of energy solutions, will also lead the company's natural gas business and oversee Duke's natural gas operations in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Janson, Ghartey-Tagoe, Savoy, Sideris and Esamann will report to Duke Energy Chairman, President and CEO Lynn Good, according to a separate Aug. 9 release.

Duke also announced that Sasha Weintraub, senior vice president and chief commercial officer, will become senior vice president of the natural gas business, taking on additional operational and regulatory responsibilities.

Senior Vice President of Enterprise Strategy and Planning Peter Toomey will become senior vice president of strategic regulatory initiatives. Cari Boyce, senior vice president of stakeholder strategy and sustainability and president of the Duke Energy Foundation, will replace Toomey.

Louis Renjel will add stakeholder strategy and sustainability to his duties and become senior vice president of federal government and corporate affairs. Renjel is senior vice president of federal government affairs.

Duke Energy Foundation Vice President and Chief of Staff Shawn Heath will also become the Duke Energy Foundation's president.

The appointments are effective Oct. 1.