Keith Trent

Retired Executive Vice President
Duke Energy Corporation

Keith Trent has 15 years’ experience as an energy executive, general counsel and internal legal counsel.  From 2009 to 2015, he held a variety of senior executive positions with Duke Energy Corporation, with responsibility for long-term grid strategy, 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 Energy 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.  He is a director of Capital Power Corporation and TRC Companies, Inc.  Mr. Trent is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and received his law degree from the University of Texas College of Law.