Valerie Patterson has worked with Duke Energy for 25 years at various locations across North Carolina dealing primarily with communications and outreach. She now serves as Regional Communications Manager in Charlotte where she oversees operations to ensure the alignment and advancement of Duke Energy’s reputation, regional and national strategies. Through her time with Duke Energy, she has grown into a seasoned leader and strategic planner devoted to finding solutions. She received her BS in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is expected to receive a Masters of Communications from Queens University next year.