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 business management, and vice president of business development.
Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Silagy served as vice president, mergers, acquisitions & 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 served as 2013-2014 Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is an executive board member of Enterprise Florida, Inc., Vice-Chairman of the Benjamin School Board of Trustees and a member of the Florida Council of 100. Mr. Silagy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.
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