Johnna Reeder, a Duke Energy vice president whose role included economic development, as its CEO.
Reeder started out working at a chamber of commerce in Tennessee
before moving to Cincinnati and starting over at the United Way, Citi
and Kroger in government relations, public affairs and foundation
management roles. She answered a few Business Courier questions in an interview Friday morning.
1. Why’d you want this job?
I’ve worked in economic development for Duke Energy for close to six
years now. I want to make this my full-time job. I’m very passionate
about the region, about how we grow jobs and businesses, about how we
take care of our existing business and industry and how we go out and
what I would call guerrilla marketing to national and international
business possibilities. I want to lead that effort with a very strong
team and great group of investors and supporters. More here.