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Stan Sherrill

Stan Sherrill
Vice President of Employee and Labor Relations
Duke Energy


Stan Sherrill serves as vice president of employee and labor relations for Duke Energy. He leads the team responsible for developing and implementing the company’s overall labor strategy, including the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements and the handling of union grievances and arbitrations. Stan’s team is also responsible for workplace investigations; severance program administration; policy, procedure and program development and interpretation; and compliance efforts, such as affirmative action programs and equal employment opportunity initiatives.

Previously, Stan served as deputy general counsel for Duke Energy, a position he held since 2007. He assumed his current position following the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy in July 2012.

Prior to joining Duke Energy in 2007, Stan was an attorney at the employment and labor law firms of Littler Mendelson, from 1998 to 2007, and Ogletree Deakins, from 1995 to 1998.

The Murphy, N.C., native earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Stan and his wife, Marla, have a son and a daughter.

Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.