John Skolds joins NextEra Energy board

The board of directors of NextEra Energy Inc. has expanded the size of the board by one to 14 and appointed John L. “Jack” Skolds, 62, as the newest director.
“Jack Skolds brings a breadth and depth of business and industry experience and insights that will be a great benefit to the board and senior management, said Lew Hay, NextEra Energy executive chairman. “We appreciate his willingness to serve and look forward to his contributions.”
Skolds, of Charlotte, N.C., retired in September 2007 as executive vice president of Exelon Corp. and president of its Exelon Energy Delivery and Exelon Generation units. Skolds joined Exelon in 2000 as senior vice president of Exelon Corp. and chief operating officer of Exelon Nuclear and served as president and chief nuclear officer of Exelon Nuclear. Prior to joining Exelon, Skolds was president and chief operating officer of South Carolina Electric and Gas, a unit of SCANA Corp.
Skolds served on the board of directors of Constellation Energy Group Inc. until its merger with Exelon Corp. He is chairman of the board of Zolo Technologies Inc. He previously served on the boards of directors of the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations and the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Skolds has a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. He spent more than five years in the U.S. Navy training for and operating nuclear submarines.
In addition, NextEra Energy Director Oliver D. Kingsley Jr. advised the board that he will not stand for re-election as a director at the 2013 annual meeting of shareholders and will retire from the board upon the expiration of his term at the annual meeting. Kingsley retired as president and chief operating officer of Exelon Corp. He joined the NextEra Energy board of directors in 2007.

“We deeply appreciate Oliver Kingsley’s service and commitment to NextEra Energy,” Hay said. “As chairman of the board’s nuclear committee since its inception in 2007, Oliver has drawn on his deep experience to provide invaluable insights to management and the board. More broadly, Oliver is universally recognized as a luminary in the industry. He has provided wise counsel and guidance and he will be missed.” 

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