Engaging Customers with Evolving Expectations

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
5:30pm— 7:30pm
K+L Gates: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202



North Carolina is in the midst of an incredible period of transformation with a rapidly growing population. Join the Wharton Club of Charlotte to hear how David Fountain, North Carolina president of Duke Energy, is navigating evolving customer expectations, emerging technologies and new public policies that are all putting huge pressure on the energy industry.
He will also address questions such as:
  • How will Duke Energy’s $13 billion grid investment plan change the way you use energy?
  • What is Duke Energy doing to permanently store coal ash and close ash basins across the state?
Speaker Bio:
David Fountain is the North Carolina president of Duke Energy, serving approximately 7 million customers in 85 counties across the state. In this role, he is responsible for advancing the company’s rate and regulatory initiatives, while managing state and local regulatory and government relations, economic development, community affairs, water strategy, hydroelectric licensing and lake services.  

Prior to assuming his current position in September 2015, David served as senior vice president of enterprise legal support for Duke Energy. David joined Carolina Power & Light in 2000 and has served in various legal roles with Duke Energy and its predecessor companies over the past 16 years.

A lifelong North Carolinian, raised in Guilford County, David understands the important role energy plays in North Carolina’s ability to compete nationally and globally for jobs, business investment and economic prosperity.

David earned his JD, MBA and undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and a graduate of Leadership North Carolina.

David currently serves on the executive committee of the North Carolina Chamber and is a member of its foundation board. He also serves as chair of the Leadership North Carolina board and on the boards of the YMCA of the Triangle, the Alexander YMCA and the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen in Raleigh, N.C. He is a former chair and two-term board member of Marbles Kids Museum. David and his wife, Lucy, have three daughters and live in Raleigh.


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K+L Gates: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

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