Lynn Good is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, a Fortune 500 company. Good is an Ohio native and graduated from Miami University where she earned a BS in Systems Analysis and in Accounting (1981).
Early life and education
Good grew up in Fairfield, Ohio. Similarly, her father was a math teacher who later became a high school principal. She earned degrees in accounting and systems analysis from Miami University of Ohio.
Good became an auditor at the Cincinnati branch of Arthur Andersen & Co. while at Andersen Good “broke the barrier to females playing major roles in auditing when she participated in the audit of Andersen’s most prestigious account, Cincinnati Gas & Electric. Good rose to supervise that audit, and in 1992 she became one of Andersen’s few women partners and she was also a partner for a time at Deloitte.
Following the collapse of Arthur Andersen in 2002, Good joined Cinergy Corp. as senior vice president of accounting and finance. Moreover, she went on to head the unregulated commercial business. Good was named Duke’s executive vice president and chief financial officer as of July 2009. Likewise, she began to make large investments in renewable energy such as wind and solar facilities that sell their power to utilities and towns.
Since 2011 Duke of Charlotte and Progress Energy of Raleigh agreed to merge. The deal stipulated that Progress CEO Bill Johnson was to replace Duke CEO, Jim Rogers. But in June 2012, on the day that the deal closed, the board fired Johnson and re-hired Rogers instead. Good is one of the most highly-compensated women executives in the United States.
- Full Name: Lynn J. Good
- Date of Birth: N/A
- Birth Place: Ohio, United States
- Spouse: Brian R. Good
- Education: Miami University
- Board member of Duke Energy, Boeing
- Alma mater: Miami University
- Occupation: Chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy
- Years active: CEO of Duke Energy on July 1, 2013
- Salary: $21,400,000 (since 2017)
- Net Worth: $31.2 Million dollars
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