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John Ketchum

Executive Vice President
Finance and Chief Financial Officer

NextEra Energy, Inc.

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.

Updated: June 10, 2016


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