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Duke Energy names Johnston new manager

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Duke Energy has named Kevin Johnston as government and community relations manager for its service area that includes Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Kosciusko, Miami, Tipton, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

Most recently Johnston served in a similar role for the company’s service territory including Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe and Warren counties. Johnston replaces government and community relations manager Laura Sheets, who is taking a similar position in the company’s northwest service area.

“Kevin has done a great job for us in the greater Lafayette area,” said Marvin Blade, Duke Energy Indiana vice president for economic development and community relations. “This professional development opportunity will help Kevin broaden his knowledge of the different communities we serve.”

Johnston earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Purdue University. He began his career with Duke Energy in 1985 as an engineering assistant in Kokomo. His career focused on various engineering responsibilities until 2006, when he joined the business relations group and managed several large business accounts. He then began serving as a government and community relations manager in 2009.

Johnston and his wife Lisa have three grown sons.