Job change announcements in the electric power and clean tech sectors.
NextEra Energy said that Eric Silagy, chairman, president and CEO of Florida Power & Light, will retire after 20 years with the company, including 11 years leading FPL. Armando Pimentel, who previously served in senior roles with NextEra Energy, will rejoin the company and was named president and CEO, FPL. John Ketchum, chairman, president and CEO, NextEra Energy, was named chairman, FPL. Pimentel earlier was NextEra Energy’s and FPL’s CFO, and later was named president and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources. He held that role until March 2019 when he retired. Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Pimentel was a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Independent energy company Tenaska named Chris Leitner as CEO. Jerry Crouse, who served in that position since July 2010, is the company’s new board chairman. Leitner joined Tenaska in 2003. Most recently, he was president of Tenaska Development and Tenaska Generation. He also was managing director of private equity fund manager, Tenaska Capital Management. Earlier, he was director of Asset Investments at Aquila, Inc. and worked at Koch Industries, where he was responsible for natural gas midstream and crude oil industry transactions. Leitner holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Altus Power said that Diane Brink has joined its board of directors, and will chair its compensation committee and serve as a member of the audit committee. She replaces Sharon Daley, who resigned to pursue other professional opportunities. Brink has more than 35 years of experience at IBM where she was most recently chief marketing officer of IBM Global Technology Services. She is a Senior Fellow and adjunct professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative.
Energy storage provider Convergent Energy and Power appointed former commissioner and chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Neil Chatterjee, to its board of directors. Chatterjee is senior advisor to the energy regulatory practice of law firm Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. Prior to his appointment as FERC chairman, Chatterjee advised The Office of the Senate Majority Leader. He also has experience working as a principal in government relations for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
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