Duke Energy has announced Amy Strecker as president, Duke Energy Foundation. The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work.
Strecker will focus on Duke Energy’s enterprisewide philanthropic strategy that creates positive outcomes for the company and the communities it serves as well as employee engagement programs. In addition, she will provide Charlotte-specific philanthropic stakeholder engagement support.
“Our long-term success is deeply intertwined with the health and well-being of the communities we serve,” said Katherine Neebe, Duke Energy’s chief sustainability and philanthropy officer. “Amy has deep expertise in philanthropic giving and has done a great job helping to align our philanthropy with issues affiliated with the clean energy transition. I’m excited to see how she will continue to advance this work for our employees, customers and communities.”
Last fall, the Duke Energy Foundation shared how it was focusing on topics that were important to the business and that would deliver the best outcomes for the communities it serves. The holistic approach was based on stakeholder feedback and includes three pillars: vibrant economies, climate resiliency and justice, equity and inclusion.
Strecker joined the company in 2010 and most recently led the company’s North Carolina philanthropy. Before joining Duke Energy, she worked in public policy, focusing on affordable higher education, and was an English teacher with Teach for America.
“Duke Energy is a purpose-driven company, and I’m thrilled to continue working on the strategy that supports the vitality of our local communities,” said Strecker.
Strecker starts her new role on Sept. 1 and will be based in Charlotte.