As senior vice president of Duke Energy’s natural gas business, Sasha Weintraub is responsible for the company’s regulated natural gas operations in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. In addition, he leads the gas commercial operations, which includes supply, wholesale marketing, transportation and pipeline services, field customer service, sales and delivery, and business development.
Previously, Weintraub served as Duke Energy’s senior vice president of customer solutions. He was responsible for aligning customer-focused products and services to deliver a personalized end-to-end customer experience that positions Duke Energy for long-term growth. His duties included retail programs, enhanced basic services, rate design and analysis, customer regulatory strategy and analytics, and data analytics. He served in this role from 2015 to 2018.
Prior to that, Weintraub served as senior vice president of market solutions. In addition to the above, he was responsible for economic development, large business customers and wholesale power sales for the company. As vice president, fuels and systems optimization, he led the organization responsible for the purchase and delivery of coal, natural gas and oil to Duke Energy’s generation fleet, as well as the wholesale trading function related to power and natural gas.
He joined Progress Energy in 1999 and held various leadership roles, including director of business operations and strategic planning, and director of coal marketing and trading. Following the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger in July 2012, he was named vice president of fuels and systems optimization for Duke Energy.
A native of New York City, Weintraub earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree in engineering from Columbia University and a doctorate degree in engineering from North Carolina State University. He is also an adjunct professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Weintraub currently serves on the boards of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and the American Gas Association. He is a board member of Envision Charlotte and Charlotte Hearing and Speech Center. Weintraub has attended several Advanced Management courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. He also completed an executive nuclear technology course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Weintraub and his wife, Nichelle, have three daughters. They both served on the board of directors for the Cleft Palate Foundation.