Our Leadership

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James L. Robo

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 more than a decade. 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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chairman in 2013-2014 and currently serves as the Chairman of the International Business Council. 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. Additionally, Mr. Silagy is an executive board member of Enterprise Florida, Inc., executive board member of the Florida Council of 100, Vice-Chair of the Benjamin School Board of Trustees and board member of the Honda Classic PGA Tour event. 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.

Armando Pimentel

Armando Pimentel

President and Chief Executive Officer
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

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Armando Pimentel is the president and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy Resources, a competitive energy supplier with approximately 19,990 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity, which includes megawatts owned by NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), primarily in 29 states and Canada as of year-end 2016. NextEra Energy Resources is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The business operates more than 13,850 MW of wind and more than 2,100 MW of solar capacity. Mr. Pimentel was named to his current position in October 2011. Mr. Pimentel is also president and a member of the board 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. He was elected to that position in May 2008.

Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Pimentel was a partner at Deloitte & Touche and held various client and leadership positions in the financial services and energy industries. He also led Deloitte’s power and utilities business segment. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Pimentel worked in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a professional accounting fellow.

Mr. Pimentel has been a frequent speaker to national, industry and regulatory groups on his areas of interest, including power generation and financial services matters. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Florida State University.

John Ketchum

John Ketchum

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

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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, Florida. He began his career as a tax lawyer for Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, Missouri 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, Florida, with his wife and three children.

Charles E. Sieving

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

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 was responsible for the transmission & substation, distribution and customer service business units. 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, Urban League-Palm Beach County, the American Heart Association-Palm Beach County, the Miami Dolphins Cancer Challenge and the Health Transformation Alliance.