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.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.5 billion and approximately 14,300 employees in 27 states and Canada as of year-end 2015, as well as approximately 45,000 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) as of April 2016. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than 4.8 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. 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, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2016 list of “World's Most Admired Companies.”