Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management and Insurance and Chief Risk Officer at Duke Energy Corporation
Keith Butler is senior vice president, global risk management and insurance, and chief risk officer for Duke Energy. He is responsible for corporate risk management, with particular focus on the company's market, credit, operational and strategic risks. In addition, he manages the company's insurance programs. He assumed his current position in February 2016. Previously, Butler served as senior vice president of tax for Duke Energy. He was responsible for federal, state, local and international tax compliance, audits, research, structuring and tax planning, property tax, income tax accounting, tax information systems and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance with respect to tax matters. Butler joined Duke Power in 1984 in the controller's department. After a series of promotions in the accounting and finance areas, he joined Duke Energy's unregulated power plant development company, Duke Energy Corp., in 1989 developing projects in the United States, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. He was named vice president of Duke Energy Corp. in 1994. Butler has more than 30 years of extensive leadership abilities and expertise in regulated and unregulated energy markets, both internationally and in the United States. In February 1998, he was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Duke Energy Global and its affiliated companies: Duke Energy Power Services LLC, Duke Energy International LLC and Duke Energy Industrial Asset Development LLC. He was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Duke Energy North America in July 1998, and appointed chief operating officer of DukeSolutions in September 1999. He was named vice president and controller of Duke Energy in August 2001. Butler was named to lead the tax function in December 2006. A native of Greensboro, N.C., Butler earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified public accountant. In 2010, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. He serves on the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative advisory board for the Poole College of Management at N.C. State University and is a member of the Strategic Risk Council of the Conference Board. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and NC Association of Certified Public Accountants. Butler currently chairs the board of directors of MeckEd, a nonprofit education advocacy group. He is a board member of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. He is also a member of the Finance Council of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Charlotte. He formerly served as the board chair for Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region and the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross. Butler was born in 1960. He and his wife, Anne, have two daughters.
Source: Duke Energy Corporation on 06/19/2019
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