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In our Chief Human Resources Officer Perspective series, Mary sits down with CHROs from around the world to uncover insider knowledge about navigating a modern career. The first guest in the series is Melissa Anderson, former Executive Vice President and CHRO of Duke Energy.
Melissa Anderson recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States with 30,000 employees globally. In addition to leading all aspects of HR, Melissa also led the real estate, aviation and support services organizations. In Melissa’s 30+ year career to date, she has been a CHRO multiple times, following an foundational earlier career at IBM. She holds a Bachelors in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell. She serves on several boards and is the Chair for the Society of Human Resource Management.