Deborah H. Caplan

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, NextEra Energy, Inc.

Deb Caplan is executive vice president of human resources and corporate services for NextEra Energy, Inc., a leading clean energy technology company. She heads 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.

Previously, Caplan served as vice president and chief operating officer for Florida Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. She also served as NextEra Energy’s vice president of integrated supply chain. Caplan worked at General Electric Company for more than 20 years and held leadership positions in operations, manufacturing, Six Sigma, and project management.

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.

Caplan was elected to AACSB’s board in 2019. She is a member of the National Petroleum Council and serves on the boards for Terminix International Company, HR Policy Association, the Health Transformation Alliance, the Urban League of Palm Beach County, and the Center for Energy Workforce Development.


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