James L. Robo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
NextEra Energy, Inc.

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Jim Robo is chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company. He was named president and CEO in July 2012 and became chairman of the board of directors in December 2013. Mr. Robo is chairman of the company’s rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, as well as chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects.

In December 2006, Mr. Robo was named president and chief operating officer of NextEra Energy. Prior to that, he had served as president of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. He joined NextEra Energy as vice president of corporate development and strategy in March 2002.

Previously, Mr. Robo was president and CEO of a major division at GE Capital. He also served as chairman and CEO of GE Mexico and was a member of the GE corporate development team. Prior to joining GE, he was vice president of Strategic Planning Associates, a management consulting firm.

Mr. Robo received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1984 and his MBA in 1988 from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a director of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, and he has served as lead independent director since 2012.

Eric Silagy

Eric Silagy

President and Chief Executive Officer
Florida Power & Light Company

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Eric Silagy is president and CEO of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. He was appointed president in December 2011 and CEO in May 2014.

Mr. Silagy has worked for NextEra Energy companies for nearly two decades. For FPL, he served as senior vice president of regulatory and state governmental affairs and as chief development officer, managing all generation development, including solar, natural gas and nuclear energy projects. At NextEra Energy Resources, Mr. Silagy served as vice president and general manager of the Southern Region, and vice president of business development.

 

Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Silagy served as vice president, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures at Entergy Wholesale Operations, and as vice president and managing director, Southeast Asia, for The Wing Group, a subsidiary of Western Resources. He also worked for U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana in several capacities, including chief of staff.

 

Mr. Silagy is a member of the board of directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chairman in 2013-2014 and a former board member of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, Mr. Silagy is currently serving a seven-year term as a member of the Board of Governors for the state university system of Florida, is vice chair of the Florida Council of 100, an executive board member of Enterprise Florida and board member of the Honda Classic PGA Tour event. He also serves on the Energy Security Leadership Council of Securing America’s Future Energy, a bi-partisan council of business and military leaders supporting a comprehensive, long-term policy to reduce U.S. oil dependence and improve energy security.  Mr. Silagy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Maryland and U.S. Supreme Court bars.

John Ketchum

John W. Ketchum

President and Chief Executive Officer
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

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John W. Ketchum is the president and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy Resources, a competitive energy supplier owning nearly 21,000 megawatts (MW) of net generating capacity, primarily in 36 states and Canada as of year-end 2018. NextEra Energy Resources is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Mr. Ketchum is also president and a member of the board of directors of NextEra Energy Partners, LP, a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects.

Previously, he served as executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer of NextEra Energy, Inc., a leading clean energy company and parent of NextEra Energy Resources. Mr. Ketchum also served as executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer of the company’s rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, as well as chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of NextEra Energy Partners.

Mr. Ketchum joined NextEra Energy in 2002 and has held various business, finance and legal roles. He previously served as senior vice president, finance for NextEra Energy. Mr. Ketchum also served in a variety of leadership positions within NextEra Energy Resources, including senior vice president, business management and finance, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Mr. Ketchum served as vice chairman of the Finance Committee and Finance Advisory Executive Committee, and as a member of the Wall Street Advisory Group for the Edison Electric Institute.  He 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. Mr. Ketchum 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.

Rebecca J. Kujawa

Executive Vice President
Finance and Chief Financial Officer
NextEra Energy, Inc.

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Rebecca J. Kujawa is executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer (CFO) for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company. Ms. Kujawa is executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer of the company’s rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, as well as chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE: NEP), a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects.

Ms. Kujawa joined NextEra Energy in 2007 in NextEra Energy Marketing and has held various business and finance roles. She previously served as vice president of business management for NextEra Energy Resources. In addition, she has held the positions of vice president of business management for the Midwest and International region for NextEra Energy Resources and director of investor relations for NextEra Energy.

Prior to joining the company, Ms. Kujawa served as senior vice president of equity research at Stanford Group Company, and she began her career as an equity derivatives analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Ms. Kujawa holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and previously was a member of the New York Stock Exchange and National Association of Securities Dealers’ joint committee on the research analyst qualification exams. Ms. Kujawa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy studies from Duke University.

Charles E. Sieving

Executive Vice President & General Counsel
NextEra Energy, Inc.

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Charles E. Sieving is executive vice president & general counsel of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company. He is the head of the corporate legal department, with responsibility for the legal affairs of the company. Mr. Sieving also oversees the company’s environmental services, corporate secretary and corporate compliance groups; he also had responsibility for FPL FiberNet, the company’s fiber optic services provider, from August 2015 until its sale in early 2017. Mr. Sieving has served as executive vice president & general counsel since he joined NextEra Energy in December 2008.

Mr. Sieving also is general counsel of NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects with stable, long-term cash flows. He has served in this role since the partnership’s formation in 2014 and formerly served as a board member of the general partner of NextEra Energy Partners from May 2014 to August 2017.

Previously, Mr. Sieving served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of one of the largest publicly held competitive telecommunications companies at the time, where he had responsibility for legal, regulatory and legislative affairs. Before that, he was a partner in the Corporate, Securities and Finance Practice Group of Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on representation of public companies in securities and business combination transactions, on corporate governance and on securities law and stock exchange compliance matters. Mr. Sieving was a frequent contributor to that firm’s publication on SEC and stock exchange developments.

Mr. Sieving received his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was Publications Editor of the Cincinnati Law Review, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University. He is a member of the New York, Washington, D.C., and Ohio bars.

Deborah H. Caplan

Executive Vice President
Human Resources and Corporate Services, NextEra Energy, Inc.

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Deborah Caplan is executive vice president of human resources and corporate services for NextEra Energy, Inc., a leading clean energy company. Ms. Caplan is responsible for NextEra Energy’s workforce initiatives including recruiting, learning and development, health and well-being, diversity and inclusion, and recognition, as well as shared services including corporate real estate, corporate security and aviation.

Prior to this position, Ms. Caplan served as vice president & chief operating officer for Florida Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. She also served as NextEra Energy’s vice president of integrated supply chain where she was responsible for sourcing and logistics for more than $5 billion in goods and services annually.

Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Ms. Caplan worked at General Electric Company as the senior vice president of global operations for Vendor Financial Services, a leasing and inventory finance company with $20 billion in assets and more than 500,000 accounts worldwide. During her tenure with GE, she held leadership positions in customer service, operations, manufacturing, Six Sigma and project management with GE Capital and Aircraft Engines.

Ms. Caplan holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Boston University. She is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an oil and natural gas advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. She serves on the boards for the HR Policy Association, the Health Transformation Alliance, the Center for Energy Workforce Development, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Urban League-Palm Beach County and the American Heart Association-Palm Beach County. Ms. Caplan is also a member of the International Women’s Forum.

Mark E. Hickson

Executive Vice President
Corporate Development, Strategy, Quality and Integration

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Mark Hickson is executive vice president of corporate development, strategy, quality and integration for NextEra Energy, Inc. In this role, he works to identify and prioritize top quality and process improvement initiatives across the company, as well as corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions and integration activities. Mr. Hickson is also executive vice president, strategy and corporate development of NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy Partners acquires, manages and owns contracted clean energy projects with stable, long-term cash flows. He also serves on the board of directors of the general partner of NextEra Energy Partners.

Mr. Hickson joined NextEra Energy in 2012 as vice president, corporate development and operational excellence. In 2015, he was named senior vice president, corporate development, strategy, quality and integration. In 2017, he was promoted to his current position. Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Hickson worked at Merrill Lynch & Co, where he was given increasing levels of responsibility from 1997-2012 and served as managing director in Global Mergers and Acquisitions until 2012.

Mr. Hickson holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors.

Miguel Arechabala

Executive Vice President
Power Generation Division

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Mike Arechabala is executive vice president of the power generation division of NextEra Energy, Inc., a leading clean energy company. Mr. Arechabala directs power production activities for all renewable and fossil-fueled plants of NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Gulf Power Company and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. Under his leadership, the company operates approximately 50,000 megawatts of generating capacity at more than 200 sites across the U.S. and Canada, as well as 1,000 miles of pipeline. He has held this position since January 2014.

Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Arechabala served as president of NextEra Energy España, a subsidiary responsible for development, construction and operations of two solar thermal power plants in southwestern Spain. Before that, he was vice president of operations for all unregulated thermal and hydro generating assets at NextEra Energy Resources, and prior to that operated plants in Texas for the same subsidiary. Earlier, he held positions of increasing responsibility including plant general manager at FPL’s Martin plant, one of the electric utility’s largest, and spent five years at FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear plant. Mr. Arechabala began his career as a summer intern at FPL’s Port Everglades power plant in 1981.     

Mr. Arechabala received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Miami and his Master of Science degree in engineering management from the University of South Florida. He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Ron Reagan

Executive Vice President
Engineering & Construction and Integrated Supply Chain

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Ron Reagan is executive vice president of engineering & construction and integrated supply chain for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company. He is responsible for enterprise-wide power plant engineering and construction activities and enterprise-wide sourcing activities. Mr. Reagan was named to this position in January 2020.

Mr. Reagan has also served as NextEra Energy’s vice president of engineering & construction, vice president of integrated supply chain and vice president of procurement and materials management. In 2006, he joined the Power Marketing unit of NextEra Energy Resources, the company’s competitive generation subsidiary, serving as vice president of asset operations and trading. Earlier, he served in the business management organization with responsibility for several wind, solar, hydroelectric and natural gas assets. He joined the company’s rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, in 1990 and held operational and management positions in the power generation division.

Mr. Reagan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University. 

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Bob Coffey

Executive Vice President
Nuclear Division and Chief Nuclear Officer

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Robert (Bob) Coffey is the Chief Nuclear Officer of NextEra Energy’s Nuclear Fleet. Bob joined the company in 2003 and has grown through a number of positions of increasing responsibility within our nuclear fleet and corporate office during his tenure. Bob most recently served as corporate nuclear vice president. He also served our nuclear organization as vice president for the southern region and site vice president for multiple sites.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Force from 1982 to 2003 and retired as a senior chief electrician. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College, a Masters of Business Administration from Regis University and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.