Steve Young, CFO and EVP of Duke Energy Corporation, joined Duke Power in 1980 as a Financial Assistant. After a series of promotions in 1998, Mr. Young was appointed Vice President of rates and regulatory affairs. He was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Duke Power in 2003. A native of Denver, Colorado, Mr. Young earned a Bachelor of Art in business administration from the University of North Carolina. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business. Mr. Young is a member of the Edison Electric Institute Accounting Executive Advisory Committee and the Southeastern Electric Exchange Accounting and Finance Section.