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James E. Rogers
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rogers served as Vice Chairman, President and COO of Cinergy from 1994 to 1995 and was named CEO in 1995 and Chairman in 2000.
Prior to the formation of Cinergy, he was PSI Energy, Inc.’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining PSI, he was Executive Vice President of Enron Corp., Houston, Texas. Before joining Enron Corp., Mr. Rogers was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld (a law firm based in Dallas, Texas).
He also was Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Enforcement of the FERC. Previously, Mr. Rogers served as Assistant to the Chief Trial Counsel at the FERC, as a Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Kentucky, and as Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, where he represented State consumers before the Public Service Commission in gas, electric, and telephone rate cases.
Mr. Rogers is a director of the following corporations: Cinergy Corp., Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank, and Duke Realty Corporation. He also serves on the board of numerous industry, educational, civic and philanthropic institutions.
Mr. Rogers attended Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) and holds B.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal and Beta Gamma Sigma. He was named to the Hall of Fame at the Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Hall of Fame of the College of Law, both of the University of Kentucky. He also received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Indiana State University.
Cinergy Corp. was created October 24, 1994 when the holding companies of The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company and PSI Energy, Inc. merged. Cinergy Corp. serves approximately 1.5 million electric customers and approximately 500,000 gas customers in a 25,000-square mile area spanning Indiana, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. Cinergy’s energy merchant segment owns or operates nearly 21,000 megawatts of electrical and combined heat plant generation that is either operational or under development domestically and internationally.