Renee Copyright 2012
Let me start this story with a bit of background. I did this post in the past on a pretty, young mother named Ashley Turton. She died in a very questionable way during a merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, a huge merger. Now, here we are again with questionable dealings regarding this group.
Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a subsidiary of Duke Energy and until its 2012 merger with that company was a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 21,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve approximately 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. As an independent company, the last chairman and CEO of Progress Energy was William D. Johnson; his predecessor was Robert McGehee, who died on October 9, 2007 at the age of 64 of a stroke while on a business trip to London.
The company’s current slogan is, “People, performance, excellence.”
He has served as deputy general counsel for litigation and enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); executive vice president of interstate pipelines for the Enron Gas Pipeline Group; and as a partner in the Washington, D.C., law office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Prior to those appointments, Rogers served as assistant to the chief trial counsel at FERC; as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Kentucky; and as assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.