Paula J. Sims

Director since: 2016
Committees: Corporate Governance and Public Responsibility (chair); Human Resources; Nuclear and Operating 

Paula J. Sims has been a director since 2016 and currently serves as the Company’s Lead Director. Paula worked directly in the utility industry for more than 13 years. She brings extensive leadership experience to the Company in business and finance strategy, electric utility operations, nuclear strategy, and operating in a regulated environment. In her prior roles at Progress Energy, Paula was responsible for complex business operations and strategy, including new generation, supply chain, and information technology and cybersecurity, as well as overall process and efficiency improvements. Prior to that, she held leadership positions within GE’s Aviation business for 12 years. Her experience gives her extensive insight into the operational, financial, regulatory, and risk-related matters that are of ever-increasing significance to the Company.

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