Duke Energy has named Stephen De May as vice president and treasurer, and Sean Trauschke as senior vice president of investor relations and financial planning, effective November 15, 2007.

Mr May succeeds Lynn Good, who was recently appointed group executive and president of commercial businesses. He will be responsible for the treasury and risk management functions.

Mr Trauschke, who has been vice president of investor relations, will take on additional responsibilities to oversee financial planning and analysis. These new responsibilities include corporate financial planning and analysis, corporate budgeting and business support, and financial planning and analysis for both franchised electric and gas, and commercial businesses.

David Hauser, group executive and chief financial officer, said: Duke Energy is fortunate to have talented individuals who can seamlessly move through the organization and provide the leadership necessary to keep Duke at the forefront of the industry.