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Swanson School of Engineering celebrates NiSource President Lloyd Yates as its Distinguished Alumnus

Lloyd Yates 2020 DAB

Lloyd Yates (above left) receives the Swanson School's overall Distinguished Alumni Award from Dean Martin.


Postponed by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering's 61st Distinguished Alumni Banquet finally was celebrated Thursday, April 8, 2022 in the University Club. Lloyd Yates BSMechE '82, President and CEO of NiSource Inc., was officially honored as the Swanson School's Distinguished Alumnus. 

Lloyd has had a long and distinguished career in the energy industry,” noted James R. Martin II, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering. “Since receiving  the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science in 2014 when he was President of Duke Energy and now at NiSource, he has helped to transform the energy industry. Now, as head of northwest Indiana's largest utility, Lloyd is enhancing safety initiatives and technology at NiSource. We are excited to honor him with the School's highest award for its alumni.”

About Mr. Yates

Lloyd Yates serves as NiSource President and Chief Executive Officer and has been in this role since February 14, 2022. He is also a member of the NiSource Board of Directors and served on the NiSource Board as an independent Director from 2020 – 2022.

Lloyd previously held senior roles at Duke Energy Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Customer and Delivery Operations, and President, Carolinas Region. He was responsible for aligning customer focused products and services to deliver a personalized end-to-end customer experience to position Duke Energy for long term growth, as well as for the profit/loss, strategic direction, and performance of Duke Energy’s regulated utilities in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Previously, Lloyd served as Executive Vice President of Regulated Utilities at Duke Energy, overseeing Duke Energy’s utility operations in six states, federal government affairs, and environmental and energy policy at the state and federal levels, as well as Executive Vice President, Customer Operations, where he led the transmission, distribution, customer services, gas operations and grid modernization functions for millions of utility customers. Earlier in his career, he held several line and management positions with PECO Energy before serving 
at Progress Energy in various senior roles.

Lloyd earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and the Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Currently, Lloyd serves on the Board of Directors of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.