Board of Directors

Lewis Hay III

Photo of Lewis Hay III, Member of the Board


Lewis Hay III, 62, currently is an operating advisor for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity investment firm. Mr. Hay served as executive chairman of NextEra Energy, Inc. (formerly FPL Group, Inc.), one of the nation's leading electricity-related services companies and the largest renewable energy generator in North America from July 2012 until he retired in December 2013. At NextEra Energy, he served as chief executive officer from June 2001 to July 2012, chairman from January 2002 to July 2012 and president from June 2001 to December 2006. He also served as chief executive officer of Florida Power & Light Company from January 2002 to July 2008. He joined NextEra Energy in 1999 as vice president, finance and chief financial officer and served as president of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (formerly FPL Energy, LLC) from March 2000 until December 2001.

Mr. Hay has been a member of our board since February 2002. He is chairperson of our Finance Committee and a member of our Management Development and Compensation Committee.

Mr. Hay also is a director of Anthem, Inc. (since 2013) and Capital One Financial Corporation (since 2003). Mr. Hay served as director of NextEra Energy from 2001 to 2013. Mr. Hay is former director and chairman of both the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the Edison Electric Institute. He served as a member of the Business Board of Advisors at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business from 2001 to 2017. Mr. Hay is a former member of the Business Roundtable and the Florida Council of 100. He also served on the President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011 to 2013.