Sam Spilman is the Director of Operational Effectiveness for Delivery Operations at Duke Energy. A native of Fayetteville, NC, Sam graduated with honors from North Carolina State University. Upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, he delivered the commencement address to the 1987 graduating class. Following graduation, Sam starting working with Carolina Power & Light (now Duke Energy). Sam resides in Raleigh with his wife, Karen, and 13-year-old daughter, Rosemary. He is active in community and several professional organizations.