NextEra Energy Inc. recently appointed Amy B. Lane to its board of directors, the utility announced. Lane will serve on the board’s finance and investment committee.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Amy to the NextEra Energy board,” said Jim Robo, chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy. “Amy brings to our board a wealth of finance and business expertise, along with a proven track record as an experienced leader and strategist in investment banking for more than two decades. We look forward to benefitting from her valuable insight and counsel as we continue to grow NextEra Energy and pursue our vision of being North America’s clean energy leader.”
Throughout her 26-year career in investment banking, Lane gained experience with financial services, capital markets, finance and accounting, capital structure, acquisitions and divestitures in that industry, as well as management, leadership and strategy. She served as a managing director and group leader of the global Retailing Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. from 1997 until her retirement in 2002. In that role, Lane worked on many mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt transactions for a wide range of major retailers. Previously, she was a managing director at Salomon Brothers Inc., where she founded and led the retail industry investment banking unit, having joined that firm in 1989. She began her investment banking career at Morgan Stanley in 1977.
Lane also serves on the boards of directors of TJX Cos., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, and GNC Holdings Inc., a leading global specialty retailer of nutritional products. In addition, she is on the board of trustees of Urban Edge Properties, an equity real estate investment trust.
Lane received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.