Jim Rogers serves as chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy. Mr. Rogers has served as a CEO in the utility industry for more than 23 years. Mr. Rogers became president and CEO of Duke Energy following the merger between Duke Energy and Cinergy in 2006. Before the merger, he 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 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, DC, law office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. In the course of his career, Mr. Rogers has served on the boards of directors of eight Fortune 500 companies, and is currently a director of Cigna Corp. and Applied Materials Inc. In 2010 and 2011, he was named by the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Directorship magazine to its annual Directorship 100, recognizing the most influential people in corporate governance. In 2011, Mr. Rogers received the Asia Society of Washington’s International Business Leadership Award and the Committee of 100’s Business Excellence Award for his efforts to improve business relations between the US and China. He was also recognized by the US-China Policy Foundation with their Global Executive Leadership Award. Later the same year, the Asia Society elected him to serve a four-year term on the organization’s board of trustees.