Shawn Heath, Duke Energy Foundation

TITLE: Vice President

FOCUS AREAS: Education, the environment, economic and workforce development, community impact

CONTACT: (704) 382-7200

PROFILE:  Shawn Heath is the vice president of the Duke Energy Foundation and community affairs. He previously served as Duke Energy Corporation’s vice president and chief sustainability officer and vice president of merger integration. His hiring into this current position was announced in October 2015 when Richard Williams announced his retirement.

Heath’s bio shares:

Mr. Shawn D. Heath has been Vice President at Duke Energy Corporation since December 31, 2015 and served as its Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Sustainability from January 2012 to November 5, 2015. Mr. Heath was responsible for Duke's integrated strategy to operate in a way that is good for people, the planet and profits. He joined Duke Energy in 2001 as an Internal Auditor and moved to its local Government Relations Group in 2005. From 2006 to 2009, he held a variety of positions focused on Regulatory and Legislative Planning for Duke Energy's utility business in North Carolina and South Carolina, including Director of state energy policy and Vice President of outreach and advocacy. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Heath served as Vice President of Planning & Business Support for U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas organization at Duke Energy. Prior to joining Duke Energy, he was employed by Arthur Andersen, from 1994 to 2001. He provided both audit and management consulting services. From 1993 to 1994, he served as an accountant for Beverly Enterprises. He serves on the board of directors of the Central Piedmont Community College Foundation. He is also actively involved in the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Heath earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in accounting from Virginia Tech. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale University.