Senior Vice President, Legal, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary, Duke Energy

David Fountain became General Counsel of Duke Energy in 2018. He was previously Vice President, Legal at Progress Energy, guiding the company through its merger with Duke Energy. A native of Guilford County, NC, David is now Chair of the North Carolina Chamber and Immediate Past Chair of the Leadership North Carolina Board of Directors. 

Duke Energy supports diversity and inclusion with its diversity councils and employee resource groups. In 2018, Forbes named the company a Best Employer for Diversity. Duke Energy also funds scholarships for North Carolina students from underrepresented populations who want to pursue STEM degrees. 

Joined LCLD 2019 


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2019: Bobby Singh, James Edward McLean


Member: David Fountain 

Diversity Professional: Suzanne Ellis