Diane Denton

Vice President, Integrated Planning
Duke Energy

Diane Denton is vice president of integrated planning for Duke Energy’s Florida and Midwest utilities. In this role, she is responsible for driving the planning and execution of the company’s clean energy strategy in Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Before assuming her current position in May 2021, Denton served as vice president, state energy policy for Duke Energy in North Carolina. In this role, she was responsible for providing leadership and direction in the development and implementation of public policy that is in the best interest of the customers and communities served by Duke Energy. Denton worked very closely with policymakers and other stakeholders to find working, sustainable solutions to energy policy needs. She served in this role since 2019.

Since joining the company in 1996, Denton has held various leadership positions on both the regulated and commercial sides of the business, including business development for large industrial customers, marketing, and project management where she developed commercial power plants in the Northeast region of the United States. She also served as managing director of federal policy for Duke Energy.

Denton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Guilford College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Denton is active in the community and has served on the boards of directors for Boy Scouts of America, Theatre Charlotte, and the Energy Board for the Keystone Policy Center. She is currently serving on the board of E4 Carolinas, which serves as the trade association for energy companies located in North and South Carolina.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Denton and her husband, Don, have two sons.