Bill Johnson is the head of Progress Energy and has served several roles within the company.
2007- : Progress Energy, chairman, president and CEO
2005-2007: Progress Energy, president and COO
1999- : Progress Energy, general counsel
1999-2001: Progress Energy, EVP and secretary
2000-2005: Carolina Power & Light, EVP
1999-2000: Carolina Power & Light, senior VP legal and risk management
1997-2000: Carolina Power & Light, secretary
1997-1999: Carolina Power & Light, VP legal department
1995-1997: Carolina Power & Light, VP and senior counsel
1982-1992: Hunton & Williams, partner: specializing in utilities
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth-Circuit, law clerk to J. Dickson Phillips Jr.
Education: Duke University, B.A. in History; UNC Chapel Hill, law degree (1982).
Duke Energy and Progress Energy announced on January 10, 2010, that they would merge companies. Bill Johnson is planned to step up as the CEO of the newly formed utility company, which will become the nation’s largest.