Duke Energy makes management appointments

Duke Energy (DUK) today named Brian Savoy vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, replacing Steve K. Young, who became executive vice president and chief financial officer on Aug. 6. Savoy will assume the role Sept. 1.

The company also named Bill Currens vice president for the company’s Investor Relations team.

Savoy, 38, has served as director of financial forecasting since 2012. He has led a number of key functions, including vice president and controller of the company’s Commercial Power segment, since joining Duke Energy in 2001. Previously, Savoy was a manager with Deloitte & Touche, where he oversaw audit engagements with large energy clients. 

Currens replaces Bob Drennan, 65, who will retire Dec. 31, 2013. Drennan has led Duke Energy’s Investor Relations team since the close of the merger with Progress Energy in July 2012. Currens and Drennan will begin transitioning responsibilities Sept. 1.

Currens, 44, previously served as director of Investor Relations. He joined Duke Energy in 2002 as a manager in the corporate controller’s organization. Before joining Duke Energy, he spent more than nine years with the public accounting firm KPMG LLP.