Duke Energy names new government and community relations manager for South Central Indiana: Longtime manager and community leader Bruce Calloway retiring after 34 years
Duke Energy has announced a transition in local leadership in its South Central Indiana district covering Brown, Lawrence, Monroe and Orange counties.
Elizabeth “Liz” Irwin will be Duke Energy’s new South Central Indiana community relations manager. Bruce Calloway, who has served the company and been a leader in the area for 34 years, is retiring.
Irwin formerly was director of Corporate Communications and Federal Affairs for Smithville Communications, an Indiana Internet service provider. She also has worked for the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce as director of Advocacy and Public Policy and was executive director for Hoosier Voices for I 69. Most recently Irwin led her own business communications consulting firm. She is an Indiana University graduate in journalism and political science and resides in Bloomington.
Calloway began his career as a line worker in Lafayette. He moved into supervisory positions in the field before becoming a Duke Energy government and community relations manager in 2012. He has served on numerous community boards, including the board of trustees for Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus. In 2019 Ivy Tech Bloomington
honored him with the John R. Whikehart Civic Engagement award as well as an honorary degree in 2020.
“I welcome Liz to one of the best jobs and communities around,” Calloway said. “Her leadership and civic experience make her ideally suited for this role, which I have so enjoyed. The friendships I’ve developed over my career will endure long after my time at Duke Energy is ended.”
Irwin will be working with Calloway until his mid-August retirement date to transition responsibilities.
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