For the third time in the chamber’s 17-year history, the Chairman’s Award was given. This year’s recipient was Rick Jiran of Duke Energy.
Jiran, a summa cum laude Belmont Abbey College graduate and Air Force veteran, joined Duke Energy in 1990 as a nuclear security officer at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, N.C.
Jiran later became the district manager and was named vice president of Duke Energy in April 2016. He is the contact for government leaders in seven counties, including York.


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