John Stowell

Retired Vice President, Duke Energy

John Stowell is a retired executive from Duke Energy where he served in a number of executive positions, including leading the company’s government affairs, energy and environmental policy and international policy groups. The early work researching and designing the Global BrightLight Foundation was centered in his group, led by Global BrightLight’s current CEO, Ben Bunker.

Prior to the Duke Energy-Cinergy merger, John launched one of the electric industry’s first sustainability programs and, in its first year, Cinergy achieved listing on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index.

In addition to serving on the board of directors for Global BrightLight, he is the communications director for SonLight Power, an Ohio-based charitable organization that installs fixed solar in the developing world. He also works as a free-lance writer for Cincinnati Magazine.