Co-chair, Innovation and Capital Task Force Senior Vice President, Grid Solutions, Duke Energy
Lee Mazzocchi is senior vice president Grid Solutions for Duke Energy, where he leads the company’s focus on grid investment, innovation, and emerging technologies. He is responsible for Duke Energy’s electric transmission and distribution investment strategy and project implementation, as well as research, development and impact analysis of energy technologies.
Mazzocchi has more than 25 years of experience in the electric utility industry, spanning a variety utility functions, to include: transmission, distribution, customer service, supply chain, nuclear construction, technology and innovation, sustainability, enterprise asset management, and merger integration. He formerly served as Duke Energy’s chief integration and innovation officer. Prior to the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger in 2012, he served in a number of leadership roles for Progress Energy, to include vice president of supply chain and chief procurement officer from 2009 to 20012 and vice president of electric power distribution from 2006 to 2009.
A native of Cary, N.C., Mazzocchi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is, past chair for the American Red Cross – Triangle Chapter, and currently serves on a number boards of directors to include: the N.C. State Engineering Foundation, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, E4 Carolinas, and the American Heart Association – Greater Charlotte Heart Walk.
Mazzocchi and his wife, Julie, have two sons.
Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. Its regulated utilities serve 7.3 million retail electric customers in six states in the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States, representing a population of approximately 23 million people. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial power and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio. Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.