Katherine joined Duke Energy in 2020 to serve as Vice President of National Engagement and Strategy as well as Chief Sustainability Officer; she is also President of the Duke Energy Foundation. In this capacity, she leads Duke Energy’s stakeholder engagement efforts in service of the company’s purpose to power the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities.
Previous to Duke Energy, Katherine was at Walmart where she led the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance strategy (2018-2020). She also oversaw stakeholder engagement on behalf of Walmart’s sustainability team (2013-2017).
From 2007-2013, Katherine was at the World Wildlife Fund where she managed one of the world’s largest corporate-NGO partnerships, a $97MM sustainability-driven initiative with The Coca-Cola Company focused on water, agriculture and climate which was active in over 45 countries.
Over the past 20 years, Katherine has worked with a wide range of corporate, government and nonprofit organizations. Weaving together her intensive business experience and commitment to social and environmental responsibility, she brings in depth insight to effective stakeholder engagement and an ability to ground sustainability into actionable terms. Katherine is a First Movers fellow through the Aspen Institute, received her MBA from The Darden School at UVa and has a BA in English from Colorado College.