Wellington, FL (HINA Wire) – The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) announced the appointment of Daniel Martell, Vice President of State Legislative Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company, to the FSHCC’s Board of Governors.
“Florida’s economy relies upon Florida Power & Light for clean, reliable, and affordable energy to power our small-businesses and statewide commerce, which is a priority for our chamber members. The appointment of Daniel Martell to our Board of Governors is very timely and augments our commitment to a sustainable and diversified power grid,” said Julio Fuentes, President and CEO, FSHCC. “We look forward to working with Daniel, benefitting from his leadership and legislative experience, ensuring Florida’s future energy policies are as forward-thinking as our Florida business community.”
“I’m honored to be part of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Governors, which represents the interests of more than 600,000 Hispanic-owned businesses across the state, and look forward to serving with these distinguished leaders, said Daniel Martell, vice president of state legislative affairs for Florida Power & Light Company. “Florida Power & Light is committed to partnering with the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to ensure the energy in our state keeps businesses moving forward.”
Daniel Martell joined Florida Power & Light in June of 2016. Daniel serves as VP of Legislative Affairs for FPL, Florida’s largest investor-owned utility based in Juno Beach. Prior to FPL, he served as the President and CEO of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, which is a nonprofit business advocacy organization in Palm Beach County, Florida. Daniel also served as VP of Real Estate for Florida Crystals Corporation. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, and a BA degree from the University of Florida. Daniel has served on multiple statewide and local nonprofit boards and continues to serve his community. He is a native of Jacksonville and currently resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Cheryl, and three children.
About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest energy company in the U.S. as measured by retail electricity produced and sold. The company serves more than 5.6 million customer accounts supporting more than 11 million residents across Florida. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics, and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2020 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. www.fpl.com.