A former Donald Trump adviser who had been criticized by activist groups for supporting efforts to overturn the US election is resigning from Duke Energy’s board.
Dan DiMicco, the former CEO of Nucor Steel who served as a business advisor to Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and publicly supported attempts to challenge the 2020 election result, will step down from the company’s board of directors utility company based in North Carolina in May.
The Majority Action shareholder group, which has long been critical of Mr. DiMicco, was planning to campaign to expel him from Duke’s board after the events of January 6, when a crowd of Trump supporters argued. stormed the US Capitol.
Mr DiMicco denied being kicked out, insisting he was retiring in accordance with company policy which set an age limit for board members.
“My retirement has been underway since I joined the board. To say that something else is wrong, ”Mr. DiMicco told Financial…
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