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Noblesville Resident Joins Duke Energy’s Economic Development Team in Indiana

Katy Preidt

Duke Energy has promoted Noblesville resident Katy Preidt as the company’s newest economic development manager with a focus on recruiting and supporting companies in Duke Energy’s Indiana service territory. Preidt will be based in Plainfield, Ind., and will work closely with local and statewide economic development professionals as well as the site selection community.

Preidt joined Duke Energy in October 2016 as a geographic information systems technician. Prior to assuming her new role, she served as a senior engineering technologist. Preidt has been active in many Duke Energy employee programs, including serving as the community outreach chair for the New 2 Duke employee resource group and serving on the programs committee for the company’s Leadership Development Network.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in earth/space science education and a master’s degree in geographic information systems from Ball State University.

Duke Energy’s economic development team is committed to the economic vitality of the communities it serves. The company’s engagement includes active project management, electrical infrastructure solutions, and the Duke Energy Site Readiness Program. Since 2010, Duke Energy has worked with state and local leaders to help create an estimated 34,000 new jobs and more than $9 billion in capital investment to Indiana.

Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,300 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 870,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.