Energy

ERIC SILAGY

PRESIDENT & CEO, FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT, JUNO BEACH

FP&L is Florida’s largest electric utility, serving more than 5.6 million customers across more than half the state. Silagy started his career working three days a week in a Washington, D.C., mailroom for a U.S. senator from Louisiana. His first promotion, he says, was being asked to open the mail five days a week. He became one of the youngest chiefs of staff on Capitol Hill by the time he was 30. He has been with FP&L for nearly two decades, moving into the role of president in 2011 before being named CEO in 2014.

EDUCATION University of Texas-Austin (BA), Georgetown University Law Center (JD)
POINT OF PRIDE During the pandemic, we delivered with our best-ever reliability performance in 2020, maintaining the highest reliability in Florida for a 15th consecutive year. Also, to date, we’ve contributed approximately $75 million in relief through various programs and initiatives.
SOMETHING SURPRISING My father was a bomber and instructor pilot in the USAF, and as soon as I turned 15 (minimum age for student pilots), I started taking lessons from him. I soloed a few months later and flew my first solo cross-county flight before turning 16.

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