Lynn J. Good, a native of Fairfield, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, replacing the retiring Jim Rogers.
She is the first woman to head Duke, the largest electric power company in the U.S.
The 54-year-old Good is currently the Charlotte-based energy company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, positions she has held since July 2009. She joined Cinergy, a Duke predecessor in 2003.
Prior to that, Good worked in senior management and as a partner in Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Anderson.
Rogers will remain as chairman of the board until his retirement on Dec. 31. Good assumes her new role as president and CEO July 1.
Good earned a bachelor of science degrees in system analysis and accounting from Miami University.