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Business college hosts Savoy as ExxonMobil Executive in Residence

Brian SavoyAs ExxonMobil Executive in Residence, Brian Savoy will present “Don’t be Transactional with Your Career” in Lamar University’s Landes Auditorium in the Galloway Business Building at 11:10 a.m. on Oct. 13. The lecture, with advice and stories centered on being fully invested in your career, is free and open to the public. He will also host a faculty colloquium and meet with graduate business students that day.

Savoy, a native of Southeast Texas, is an alumnus of Lamar University’s College of Business. He is senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller for Duke Energy and is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting and internal controls for the corporation.

Savoy joined Duke Energy in 2001 as a manager in energy trading.  He was named director of trading and risk services later that year.  There, he led derivative accounting and trading control functions for energy trading and marketing activities and was instrumental in the successful wind-down and disposition of Duke Energy North America in 2005. 

Following Duke Energy’s merger with Cinergy in 2006, he was appointed vice president and controller of the commercial power segment where he was responsible for accounting, financial reporting and internal controls functions.  In 2009, Savoy was named director of forecasting and analysis where he played a significant role in addressing challenging business and strategic issues, including leading financial due diligence for the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger, which was completed in 2012.  He became Duke Energy’s chief accounting officer and controller in September 2013. 

Prior to joining Duke Energy, Savoy was a manager with the international accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, where he oversaw audit engagements for large energy clients.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from LU and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He is a certified public accountant in Texas and Ohio.

Savoy’s visit is made possible by a generous grant from ExxonMobil. For more information about the lecture or the College of Business, call (409) 880-8603 or visit