Keith Trent has been a professional director since 2015, and has 14 years’ experience as an energy executive, general counsel and internal legal counsel. From 2005 to 2015, Keith held a variety of senior executive positions with Duke Energy Corporation (Duke), including as general counsel, with responsibility for long-term grid strategy, four regulated utilities, electric transmission, regulated fossil-fuel and hydro generation, health, safety and environment, fuel and system optimization, central engineering and services, corporate strategy, government relations, corporate communications, technology initiatives, legal, internal audit and compliance, and commercial businesses operating in domestic and international retail and wholesale competitive markets. From 2002 to 2005, Keith held a variety of positions with Duke with responsibility for major litigation and government investigations (as Lead Litigator). Prior to 2002, Keith practiced law for 15 years.
Keith currently serves on the boards of directors of Edison International, Inc. and TRC Companies Inc. He has previously served on the board of AWP, Inc., the advisory board of Forsite Development Inc., the board of trustees of The Keystone Energy Board, the Accenture Global Energy Board, the board of visitors of the Wake Forest University School of Business, and the board of Electric Power Research Institute.
Keith holds a Juris Doctor degree, and a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering). He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.