Keith has been a professional director since 2015, and has 15 years’ experience as an energy executive, general counsel and internal legal counsel. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Trent held a variety of senior executive positions with Duke Energy Corporation (Duke), with responsibility for long-term grid strategy, 4 regulated utilities, electric transmission, regulated fossil-fuel and hydro generation, health, safety and environment, fuel and system optimization, central engineering and services, and commercial businesses operating in domestic and international retail and wholesale competitive markets. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Trent held a variety of positions with Duke with responsibility for corporate strategy, government relations, corporate communications, technology initiatives, legal, internal audit and compliance (as general counsel), and major litigation and government investigations (as Lead Litigator). Prior to 2002, Mr. Trent practiced law for 15 years.
Mr. Trent currently serves on the boards of directors of Forsite Development Inc., TRC Companies, Inc. and AWP Inc. He has previously served on the board of trustees of The Keystone Energy Board, on the Accenture Global Energy Board, on the board of visitors of the Wake Forest University School of Business, and on the board of Electric Power Research Institute.
Mr. Trent holds a Juris Doctor degree, and a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering).