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James L. Turner

Director

Mr. Turner currently serves as an executive mentor with Merryck & Co. Limited, a leading global business leader mentoring firm. Previously, he served as Group Executive of Duke Energy Corporation, an energy company, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Duke Energy’s U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas business from May 2007 until December 2010. From October 2006 to April 2007, Mr. Turner served as Group Executive and President, U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, of Duke Energy. From April 2006, upon the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy Corp., to September 2006, he served as Group Executive and Chief Commercial Officer, U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, of Duke Energy. From August 2005 until the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy Corp., Mr. Turner served as President of Cinergy Corp., an energy company; from September 2004 to August 2005 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cinergy; and from December 2001 to September 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Regulated Business Unit of Cinergy. Mr. Turner holds a B.S. in Political Science from Ball State University and a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law.