John Ketchum is executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer (CFO) for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company. He was named to his current role in March 2016. Mr. Ketchum has responsibility for accounting, forecasting, tax, treasury, investor relations, risk management and information management.
Mr. Ketchum joined NextEra Energy in 2002 and has held various business, finance and legal roles. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, finance for NextEra Energy. Mr. Ketchum also has served in a variety of leadership roles within NextEra Energy Resources, including senior vice president, business management and finance, with responsibility for the CFO organization and the financial performance of the generation portfolio. In addition, he held the positions of general counsel and corporate secretary for NextEra Energy Resources. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Ketchum served as corporate counsel to TECO Energy and as a corporate and securities law associate for Holland & Knight, LLP in Tampa, Fla. He began his career as a tax lawyer for Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, Mo., and, prior to that, worked in corporate banking.
Mr. Ketchum holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Law Review and received the Charles E. Whittaker Award for Academic Excellence and the Wilbur L. Pollard Law Review Honor Award as the Law Review’s top contributor. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and finance, graduating magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona. He also completed the Emerging CFO – Strategic Financial Leadership Program at Stanford University and Deloitte’s Next Generation CFO Academy. Mr. Ketchum resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with his wife and three children.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.5 billion and approximately 14,300 employees in 27 states and Canada as of year-end 2015, as well as approximately 45,000 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) as of April 2016. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than 4.8 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2016 list of “World's Most Admired Companies.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
Updated: June 10, 2016