Person Details

Lewis Hay III

Lewis Hay III, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NextEra Energy, Inc.

Director Qualifications

Mr. Hay brings extensive CEO, finance and regulatory and public policy experience to the Board through his positions as CEO, Chairman and CFO of a large utility company which was subject to significant regulation and oversight. He also has Environmental, Social and Governance experience related to climate from his management of the utility’s expansion of renewable energy sources. In addition, Mr. Hay has marketing and consumer insights experience from his service as an officer of a large utility company and a director of a financial services company, and technology experience from his service as a director of an information technology company. Mr. Hay qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under the rules of the SEC.

  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity investment firm, operating advisor (since 2014)

  • NextEra Energy, Inc. (“NextEra Energy”), an electricity-related services and renewable energy generator company, Executive Chairman (2012-2013), CEO (2001-2012), Chairman (2002-2012) and President (2001-2006)

  • Artera Services, LLC, a provider of integrated infrastructure services to natural gas and electric industries, Director (since 2018, including for its predecessor company, PowerTeam Services, LLC)

Other Public Board Service

  • L3Harris Technologies, Inc., a global aerospace and defense technology firm, Director (since 2019 and 2002-2019 for its predecessor company, Harris Corporation)

  • Capital One Financial Corporation, a financial services company, Director (2003-2019)

  • NextEra Energy, Director (2001-2013)


M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; B.S., Lehigh University