Duke Energy Indiana names new government and community relations manager for greater Kokomo service area
Duke Energy has named Kevin Johnston as government and community relations manager for its service area that includes Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Kosciusko, Miami, Tipton, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.
Most recently, Johnston served in a similar role for the company’s service territory including Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe and Warren counties.
Johnston replaces government and community relations manager Laura Sheets, who is taking a similar position in the company’s northwest service area.
“Kevin has done a great job for us in the greater Lafayette area,” said Marvin Blade, Duke Energy Indiana vice president for economic development and community relations. “This professional development opportunity will help Kevin broaden his knowledge of the different communities we serve.”
Johnston earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Purdue University. He began his career with Duke Energy in 1985 as an engineering assistant in Kokomo. His career focused on various engineering responsibilities until 2006, when he joined the business relations group and managed several large business accounts. He then began serving as a government and community relations manager in 2009.
Johnston and his wife, Lisa, have three grown sons.
Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 810,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state’s largest electric supplier.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.
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