Roberta Bowman is an experienced corporate sustainability executive who brings more than 35 years of experience across ESG to Broad Sky.
She spent more than 25 years at Duke Energy, a Fortune 200 multinational energy company based in Charlotte, NC. Prior to retiring from Duke Energy in January 2012, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. In that role, Bowman served on the company’s Management Committee and led the company’s integrated response to environmental, economic and social risks and opportunities – with a special focus on significantly reducing the company’s carbon footprint. She also represented the company at industry, national and global policy forums such as the World Economic Forum and UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change. Her career at Duke Energy included executive leadership roles in public policy, government relations, environment health & safety, corporate communications and crisis management functions. She served as the company’s Chief Communications Officer and President of the Duke Energy Foundation for over 10 years. Bowman started her career in 1978 at Northeast Utilities in Hartford, Conn.
Outside of her work in energy and the environment, Roberta serves on the Board of Trustees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. She joined the Board in 2005 and serves on the Personnel & Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee. From 2016-21, she served on the Board of Echo Health Ventures, a joint venture of BCNC and Cambia Health Solutions to invest in promising health care innovations and technology. And in 2019, she was elected to the Board of Directors of UPL, one of the world’s leading agrochemical businesses focused on sustainable agriculture.
Roberta served as an independent director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), one of the world’s longest running women’s professional sports associations. She completed her six-year limit of Board service at the end of 2017, serving as Chair of the Board 2016-2017. In 2018, at the request of the LPGA Commissioner, she accepted a limited term assignment as the LPGA’s Chief Brand and Communications Officer. In this role, she was a member of the LPGA’s executive leadership team with responsibilities for communications, public relations, television, website/digital, social media, branding, marketing and the LPGA’s creative department. She also led the LPGA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. In January, 2022 she transitioned to an advisor to the LPGA.
A native of West Hartford, Connecticut, Roberta graduated with distinction from Tufts University. She and her husband, Andrew, reside in Bluffton, South Carolina.