JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced the appointment of Darryl L. Wilson to its board of directors. Mr. Wilson will serve on the board's audit committee.
"We're extremely pleased to welcome Darryl to the NextEra Energy board," said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "Darryl brings to our board a wealth of electric industry expertise, along with a proven track record as an experienced commercial and operations leader for nearly two decades with General Electric. We look forward to benefitting from his valuable insight and counsel as we continue to grow NextEra Energy and pursue our vision of being North America's clean energy leader."
Throughout his distinguished 30-year career, Mr. Wilson gained experience with marketing, commercial operations, customer service and support for electric generation and distribution customers, as well as significant international management and knowledge of consumer, commercial and industrial lighting and appliance markets and products. Prior to his recent retirement, he served in a number of roles with General Electric Company, including Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer for GE Energy Connections and GE Distributed Power, President and CEO of GE Aero Energy, President & Chief Executive Officer of GE Consumer & Industrial Asia & India, and Vice President, Commercial of GE Power.
Mr. Wilson serves on the board of the Houston branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank and on the board of the Julia C. Hester House Community Center. He previously served on the executive committee of the Greater Houston Partnership. Mr. Wilson received a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College.
NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.2 billion, operates approximately 46,790 megawatts of net generating capacity and employs approximately 14,000 people in 33 states and Canada as of year-end 2017. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 5 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 and a world leader in battery storage. 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. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune's 2018 list of "World's Most Admired Companies" and ranked among the top 25 on Fortune's 2018 list of companies that "Change the World." For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.