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Duke Energy’s Kendal Bowman Joins IEI National Advisory Board

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The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University is pleased to announce that Kendal Bowman, president of Duke Energy’s operations in North Carolina – has joined its National Advisory Board. 

“Kendal is a well-respected business leader who truly cares about the state of North Carolina,” said IEI Director Sarah Langer Hall. “We look forward to her thought partnership as IEI works to address the state’s most critical emerging issues.” 

“North Carolina is in an unprecedented time of growth and opportunity,” said Bowman, “I’m excited to join this group of dynamic leaders who are helping to tackle the issues of our day and pave the way for a more prosperous and vibrant North Carolina.”

Kendal Bowman was named the North Carolina state president at Duke Energy effective January 1, 2023. In this role, Bowman is responsible for the performance of Duke Energy’s regulated utilities in North Carolina, along with leading state and local regulatory and government relations, and community affairs.

Prior to this role, Bowman served as Duke Energy’s vice president of regulatory affairs and policy for North Carolina, as well as deputy general counsel. She has also served as associate general counsel for Progress Energy, spent a decade leading the federal regulatory affairs group and was responsible for all Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), legal, policy and compliance matters for Progress Energy Carolinas and Progress Energy Florida. Prior to joining Progress Energy in 1999, Bowman was an attorney for Florida Power Corporation. To learn more, view Bowman’s full bio from Duke Energy.

Bowman joins a National Advisory Board committed to connecting people, knowledge and resources across the state of North Carolina. See the full list of IEI’s National Advisory Board Members.

Dr. Jeff Cox, president of the North Carolina Community College System, has also joined the board as an ex-officio member.

About the Institute for Emerging Issues
Established in 2002 at NC State University, the Institute for Emerging Issues is a nonpartisan public policy organization that connects individuals and businesses across sectors, regions and perspectives to address emerging issues in the state. Through this collaboration, IEI is connecting North Carolinians to build consensus and move to action – inspiring and preparing citizens and leaders to meet future challenges head on.