Guest Speaker will be Mark LaBarr with Duke Energy. Mark is the area manager for Duke’s north central area, which covers Hamilton, Boone, Henry and Madison counties.
LaBarr joined Duke Energy in 1986 and has worked in distribution engineering at Carmel and Noblesville district offices and most recently led the transmission engineering group for Indiana.
“One of the advantages of being a Duke Energy area manager is having the opportunity to represent Duke Energy in the community working with energetic people so dedicated to the cities and towns we serve,” LaBarr said. “My focus will be on economic development and community relations. We value the communities we serve and I look forward to being very involved.”
LaBarr, 47, earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Purdue University at Indianapolis. His community work includes active membership in the Chambers of Commerce in the north central area. He has two daughters.
Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide 6,500 megawatts of electricity capacity to approximately 780,000 customers, making it the state’s largest electric supplier.
Duke Energy is the third largest electric power holding company in the United States, based on kilowatt-hour sales. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky – representing a population of approximately 11 million people. Duke Energy’s commercial power and international business segments operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.
Source: Duke Energy