NextEra Energy, Inc. operates as an investment holding company with interests in generating and distributing electricity. The company through its subsidiaries provides retail and wholesale electric services to customers and owns generation, transmission and distribution facilities to support its services. It also produces electricity from solar facilities, and owns and operates fleets of nuclear power stations in the U.S. The company operates its business with the names of subsidiaries as their segments namely Florida Power & Light Co, NextEra Energy Resources LLC and Corporate and Other. The Florida Power & Light Co. segment engages primarily in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy in Florida. The NextEra Energy Resources LLC segment produces the majority of its electricity from clean and renewable sources, including wind and solar. It also provides full energy and capacity requirements services, engages in power and gas marketing and trading activities, participates in natural gas production and pipeline infrastructure development and owns a retail electricity provider. The Corporate and Other segment represents other business activities. NextEra Energy was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Juno Beach, FL.
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Lewis Hay, III, Executive Chairman
Lewis “Lew” Hay, III is executive chairman of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), one of the nation’s leading electricity-related services companies and the largest renewable energy generator in North America. He was appointed to his current role effective July 2012 and will serve until his retirement, which is planned for the end of 2013. As executive chairman, Mr. Hay serves as chairman of the board, to which he was appointed in January 2002. Mr. Hay has direct responsibility for the company’s human resources, legal and federal government affairs functions.
Mr. Hay served as chief executive officer of NextEra Energy from June 2001 through June 2012. He joined the company as chief financial officer in August 1999. In March 2000 he was appointed president of NextEra Energy Resources.
Mr. Hay received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 1977 and a Master of Science degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982.
Mr. Hay is chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies. He is also a director and past chairman of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), which encompasses all U.S. commercial nuclear operating organizations, and he is a director of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).
Mr. Hay serves on the board of directors of Capital One Financial Corporation and of Harris Corporation. He is a member of the Business Board of Advisors at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, and a member of the Presidential Consultation Committee of Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Futures Institute. He is a member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and a member of the Business Roundtable and the Florida Council of 100.
He and his family reside in Palm Beach County.
James L. Robo, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Robo is president and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), one of the nation’s leading electricity-related services companies. He was appointed president in December 2006 and became CEO in July 2012. He is also chairman and chief executive officer of the company’s rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company.
Mr. Robo joined NextEra Energy as vice president of corporate development and strategy in March 2002. A few months later, he was appointed president of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. In December 2006, he was named president and chief operating officer of NextEra Energy.
Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Robo was president and chief executive officer 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.
Mr. Robo serves on the board of directors of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America.
Moray P. Dewhurst, Chief Financial Officer
Moray P. Dewhurst is vice chairman and chief financial officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), one of the nation’s leading electricity-related services companies and the largest renewable energy generator in North America.
Mr. Dewhurst was named to his current role in October 2011. He previously served as vice chairman and chief of staff from 2009 to 2011 and served as chief financial officer from 2001 to 2008.
He has served on the boards of NEIL, the nuclear industry’s mutual insurance company, and the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Dewhurst previously served as an officer, director and member of the executive committee of Dean & Company, a management consulting and investment firm that he co-founded in 1993.
Prior to forming Dean & Company, Mr. Dewhurst was a senior partner at Mercer Management Consulting and its predecessor firms. Key clients included: Eli Lilly, Avon Products, General Electric, Equitable Life, Owens Corning, Sara Lee and AT&T.
Mr. Dewhurst has a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. While at the Sloan School, he earned the Henry Ford II Award for outstanding scholastic achievement.