James E. Rogers

Chairman, President and CEO
Duke Energy

Jim Rogers serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Duke Energy.

Rogers is currently in his 25th year as a CEO in the utility industry. Over that period, he has delivered an average total shareholder return of more than 12 percent per year by focusing on sustainable growth and executing a series of well-timed mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Rogers became Chairman, President and CEO of Duke Energy following the merger between Duke Energy and Cinergy in 2006, and continued in that role following the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger in 2012. He previously served as Cinergy’s Chairman and CEO for more than 11 years. Prior to the formation of Cinergy, he joined PSI Energy in 1988 as the company’s Chairman, President and CEO.  He also served as chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI).  

He has served as Deputy General Counsel for litigation and enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); Executive Vice President of interstate pipelines for the Enron Gas Pipeline Group; and as a partner in the Washington, D.C., law office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.