John Ketchum is chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), and CEO of NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects. He assumed these leadership roles in March 2022 after serving as president and CEO for NextEra Energy Resources, a competitive energy supplier and the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage.
Mr. Ketchum joined NextEra Energy in 2002 and has a diverse business, finance and legal background with a broad range of experiences across key executive roles at NextEra Energy, NextEra Energy Resources and NextEra Energy Partners. He served as executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer of NextEra Energy and as executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer of the company’s vertically integrated rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company. He also served as senior vice president, finance at NextEra Energy and held a variety of leadership positions within NextEra Energy Resources, including senior vice president, business management and finance, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Mr. Ketchum served as vice chairman of the Finance Committee and Finance Advisory Executive Committee and as a member of the Wall Street Advisory Group for the Edison Electric Institute. He holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation and a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Law Review and received the Charles E. Whittaker Award for Academic Excellence and the Wilbur L. Pollard Law Review Honor Award as the Law Review’s top contributor. Mr. Ketchum earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and finance, graduating magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona. He also completed the Emerging CFO – Strategic Financial Leadership Program at Stanford University.