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Brian Savoy
Duke Energy, Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation and Administrative Officer

Brian Savoy serves as senior vice president and chief transformation and administrative officer for Duke Energy. He leads the company’s business transformation through digital innovation, new ways of working and process redesign. He also has responsibility for the information and technology, administrative services and supply chain organizations.

Previously, Savoy served as chief accounting officer and controller for Duke Energy, where his responsibilities included the accounting, financial reporting and internal controls for the corporation. He joined the company in 2001 as a manager in Duke Energy’s energy trading unit, Duke Energy North America, and he was named director of trading and risk services later in that year. Savoy led derivative accounting and trading control functions for energy trading and marketing activities and was instrumental in the successful wind-down and disposition of Duke Energy North America in 2005.

Following Duke Energy’s merger with Cinergy in 2006, he was appointed vice president and controller of the commercial power segment and was responsible for accounting, financial reporting and internal controls functions. In 2009, Savoy was named director of forecasting and analysis, where he played a significant role in addressing challenging business and strategic issues, including leading financial due diligence for the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger completed in 2012.

Prior to joining Duke Energy, Savoy was a manager with the international accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, where he oversaw audit engagements for large energy clients.

Savoy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He is a certified public accountant in both Texas and Ohio.

Savoy currently serves on the boards of advisors for the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte and the McColl School of Business at Queens University. He and his wife, Sabrina, along with their son and daughter, live in Charlotte, N.C.

Erin Hardick
Zpryme, Lead Research Analyst

Erin Hardick is the Lead Research Analyst at Zpryme, whose areas of research include digital transformation, grid modernization, renewables and DERs, transportation electrification, EVs, micromobility, and information and communication technology. She aggregates, analyzes, creates, and presents content that shows current trends in these areas. Erin also participates in thought leadership media as she conducts video interviews and emcees and moderates conversations for Zpryme events such as Energy Thought Summit (ETS), City of the Future (CoF), [email protected], and WE3. She co-hosts Zpryme’s On The Grid podcast. Erin is a recent graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting.