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 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, the Health Transformation Alliance, the Center for Energy Workforce Development, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Urban League-Palm Beach County, and the American Heart Association-Palm Beach County. Ms. Caplan is also a member of the International Women’s Forum.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy owns two electric companies in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than five million customer accounts in Florida and is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold; and Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 460,000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida. NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, 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 2019 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