Mark retired from Duke Energy in 2013 with 34 years of senior management and utility experience. Prior to his retirement from Duke, Mark served as Vice President of Grid Modernization where he was the lead executive for the company’s grid modernization function which was accountable for delivering enhanced operational efficiencies for the company’s transmission and distribution system, as well as providing a platform for growing the company’s revenue through leveraging grid modernization investments to provide value-added products and services to the company’s retail customer base.
Mark started with Duke Power in 1980 in the information management department. He moved to the distribution department several years later, where he was responsible for the deployment of common business processes and supporting technology that enhanced the effectiveness of engineering, construction and operations functions within the department. Following this assignment, he experienced a series of promotions within the company through assignments in the retail customer services, transmission, distribution, unregulated business operations and information technology areas.
Mark has been a member of several advisory boards throughout his career, including the Computer Science Strategic Advisory Board at NC State University, UNC Charlotte’s College of Informatics Advisory Board, the North Carolina Technology Association and the Customer Services (CS) Week board of directors. He currently serves as Chair for Envision Charlotte, a non-profit organization focused on driving energy efficiency opportunities within the greater downtown area of Charlotte, NC.
Mark received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from NC State University in 1980