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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Bob Irvin

Bob Irvin
Executive Director
Joules Accelerator

Biography

Bob’s strategic and financial leadership experience includes helping to transform three major utilities.

TVA:  Senior Vice President, Strategy, Financial Planning and Business Development – re-positioned federal utility to compete with Southeastern peers.

Duke Energy:  Vice President, Market & Portfolio Analysis -developed growth strategy and portfolio of energy assets to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace.  Involved in significant business development work from PanEnergy to Cinergy.

NYSEG:  Director, Corporate Development – diversified electric utility into gas distribution and energy services.

As an energy executive, he was responsible for business development, strategy, system planning, technology ventures and leadership development.  He was most recently a strategic advisor to investor-owned utilities primarily focused on disruptive technologies and enterprise growth.  Other relevant experience includes providing venture capital analysis for IC2, a University of Texas think tank, and working with the EPA. Bob received his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, MEM (Master of Environmental Management) from Duke University and his BA in Biology from McDaniel College.