Ruth G. Shaw

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Ruth G. Shaw, Former Group Executive for Public Policy and President, Duke Nuclear

Shaw is the former Group Executive for Public Policy and President, Duke Nuclear. She retired from Duke Energy Corporation in April 2007 and served as Executive Advisor to the company until April 2009. She had previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Power Company; and as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, among other roles. She also served as President of The Duke Energy Foundation from 1994–2003. Prior to joining Duke Energy in 1992, Shaw was a leader in community college education, serving as President of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC and as President of El Centro College in Dallas, TX.

Shaw is an active civic and industry leader. She served on the board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a research university with over 20,000 students. She was the founding board chair and a board member of The Carolinas Thread Trail, which is developing an interconnected trail system in Piedmont North and South Carolina. She served on the board of visitors for Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and is a director of the Foundation of the Carolinas. Shaw served on the executive committees for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators and the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Shaw brings global business and leadership experience from her roles at Duke Energy Corporation and Duke Power Company, including a focus on public policy. She additionally brings leadership experience at academic institutions, from her prior roles as President at Central Piedmont Community College and El Centro College. Shaw has deep knowledge of and experience within the energy and power industries, including in nuclear, coal and natural gas. Shaw also has extensive board experience, which provides additional corporate governance experience and financial expertise.

Shaw serves on the DTE Energy Board of Directors (since 2008) and the SPX Corporation Board of Directors (since 2015). Shaw served on the DowDuPont Inc. Board of Directors from September 2017 to April 2019, the DowDuPont Materials Advisory Committee from September 2017 to April 2019, and The Dow Chemical Company Board of Directors from 2005 to August 2017.