Florida Chamber board elects Eric Silagy chair

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.

“Eric Silagy is a highly experienced business leader who 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 replaced outgoing Florida Chamber Board of Directors Chair Lars Houmann, president and CEO of Florida Hospital and president and CEO of the Florida Division Adventist Health System, whose term expired Oct. 31.

“Florida’s economy is on the right track, but we cannot afford to be complacent,” Silagy said. “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 executive-level roles throughout NextEra Energy, including FPL’s chief development officer.

He has 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 Nov. 1.

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  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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