Florida Chamber Board of Directors Elect Eric Silagy as 2013-2014 Chair

   Florida Chamber Board of Directors Elect Eric Silagy as 2013-2014 Chair

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Eric Silagy, President of Florida
Power & Light Company (FPL), was elected 2013-2014 Chair of the Florida
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors during its annual meeting held earlier
today.

"Eric Silagy is a highly experienced business leaderwho understands the
importance of making Florida more competitive and the important role Florida
businesses play in achieving a strong economy," said Mark Wilson, President
and CEO of the Florida Chamber. "As Chair of the Board of Directors, Eric will
volunteer his time and talent in support of the Florida Chamber's efforts to
champion free enterprise principles and solutions toward leading Florida to a
new and sustainable economy."

Silagy replaces outgoing Florida Chamber Board of Director Chair Lars Houmann,
President and CEO of Florida Hospital and President and CEO of the Florida
Division Adventist Health System, whose term expires October 31, 2013.

"Florida's economy is on the right track, but we cannot afford to be
complacent," said Silagy. "In today's competitive global economy, we must work
as a team. I'm honored to chair the Florida Chamber team and look forward to
building on our success and planning for our future."

Silagy was appointed president of FPL, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc.
and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation, in
December 2011. Previously, he served in a variety of executive-level roles
throughout NextEra Energy, including FPL's chief development officer. Mr.
Silagy holds a degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and
a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Silagy will serve a one-year term as Chair beginning November 1, 2013.

In addition to outgoing Chair Lars Houmann, Past Chairs of the Florida
Chamber's Board of Directors have included: former Speaker of the House Allan
Bense; Anthony Connelly, Senior Vice President-Operations, Disney Cruise Line;
Marshall M. Criser, III, President of AT&T Florida; former Lt. Governor and
Senate President Toni Jennings; Steve Halverson, President and CEO of The
Haskell Company; Susan Story, President & CEO of The Southern Company
Services.

Established in 1916 as Florida's first statewide business advocacy
organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the
state's largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations
aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and
every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to
affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and
which are seen as critical to secure Florida's future. The Florida Chamber
works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber
Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

SOURCE Florida Power & Light Company

Contact: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261, eousley@flchamber.com
 
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