Senior Director of Project Development
Florida Power & Light Company
J.L. “Buck” Martinez is the senior director of project development for NextEra Energy where his responsibilities include overseeing the development of renewable energy projects in the State of Florida.
NextEra Energy is one of the nation’s leading electricity-related services companies. Its subsidiaries include Florida Power & Light Company, Florida’s largest electric utility with nearly 4.5 million customer accounts, and NextEra Energy Resources, a fast-growing independent power producer with a presence in 26 states.
Mr. Martinez joined Florida Power & Light in 1981. Prior to being named to his present position, he served as director human resource services overseeing the corporate safety department, labor relations and the corporate quality program. Before that he served the company in various management positions and special projects.
Mr. Martinez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeast. In addition, he is a graduate of the Boston University Leadership Program.
Mr. Martinez serves on Advisory Boards for the following organizations: Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC), Florida Research Consortium (FRC), Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), St. Thomas University (Presidents Advisory Board as well as serving as Advisor to the Dean of Business School) and is also a member of the University of Florida College of Engineering Advisory Board.