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Newly released emails may explain why Bill Johnson unexpectedly resigned upon becoming CEO at Duke Energy (DUK): apparent problems with female employees. E-mails between current Duke CEO Jim Rogers and the board say two female executives left DUK after talks with Johnson left them believing "they could not succeed in the new company."
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  • MexCom
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    This was brought out (not as specifically as the new documentation shows) during Gray's testimony before the NC Utilities Commission. This is no great revelation. The board was uncomfortable with Johnson to lead the combined company. Its just further justification for their actions to bring back Jim Rogers. This should improve the company's interaction with the Commission during future regulatory decisions.
    8 Aug 2012, 09:02 AM Reply Like
  • Fly Fisherman
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    I look forward to Lees Ferry and hooking up some nice Browns in late September. Good time for fly fishing.

     

    About DUK - truth will always bring results. Maybe not what we want or would like to see, but puts everything back into perspective. I don't know what happened with Bill Johnson and the 2 female execs, but we all want DUK to succeed and continue to produce positive shareholder results.
    8 Aug 2012, 02:52 PM Reply Like
  • freebra
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    Just another diversion tactic (3rd). I hope that The NC Utilities Commission et. al., will soon admit that they were BLINDSIDED ! !
    8 Aug 2012, 04:43 PM Reply Like
  • freebra
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    Just another 'diversion' tactic ! I hope The NC Utilities Commission can see through all these excuses and realize that they were BLINDSIDED
    8 Aug 2012, 04:47 PM Reply Like
  • wilkat
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    As a Duke Energy stockholder, I'm happy with Duke Energy's decision to remove Johnson from the CEO slot. I'm a Florida customer of Progress Energy (PE), and that company has for years run roughshod over its customers with the concurrence of the Florida PSC and the Legislature. It's now trying to have us pay for the catastrophic debacle at the Crystal River nuclear plant. We already pay among the highest rates for electricity in the southeastern U.S. As CEO, Mr. Johnson was, in all probability, the architect of that cozy relationship between PE and the regulators. All I can say is "good riddance."
    10 Aug 2012, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • wilkat
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    I'm a retired engineering manager. My wife and I are rearing three grandchildren, two teenagers and an 11 year old. Fortunately, we have a fairly large, all electric home. Unfortunately, we also require a fair amount of electrical power. Our electric bills rank second to our grocery bills in monthly cost. I'm hoping Duke Energy will moderate the rate of growth in electric billing rates in the future.
    10 Aug 2012, 10:17 AM Reply Like
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