John W. Ketchum is the president and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy Resources, a competitive energy supplier owning nearly 21,000 megawatts (MW) of net generating capacity, primarily in 36 states and Canada as of year-end 2018. NextEra Energy Resources is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Mr. Ketchum is also president and a member of the board of directors of NextEra Energy Partners, LP, a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects.
Previously, he served as executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer of NextEra Energy, Inc., a leading clean energy company and parent of NextEra Energy Resources. Mr. Ketchum also served as executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer of the company’s rate-regulated electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, as well as chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of NextEra Energy Partners.
Mr. Ketchum joined NextEra Energy in 2002 and has held various business, finance and legal roles. He previously served as senior vice president, finance for NextEra Energy. Mr. Ketchum also served in 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.