Judy joined Piedmont in 2006 and, prior to its acquisition by Duke Energy in October 2016, was Piedmont’s Vice President – Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel. In this role she led Piedmont’s governance function, including operations oversight of and legal advisor to the Board of Directors, and was responsible for all legal matters relating to public company compliance and securities. She also led legal oversight of treasury, finance and gas supply matters.
Prior to joining Piedmont, Judy was an Associate General Counsel with Duke Energy, responsible for securities, governance, commercial, finance, compliance and general corporate matters, and served as General Counsel of Duke Ventures, comprised of Duke’s telecommunications, merchant financing and real estate development subsidiaries. She was in private practice for six years with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson in New York. Judy received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from the University of Chicago. She was named “Outstanding Corporate Counsel” in 2015 by the Charlotte Business Journal.
Judy, her husband and three children live in Charlotte. Judy served on the Board of Trustees of the Charlotte Ballet and chaired its Outreach Committee. Her volunteer work currently centers on the schools that her three children attend.