JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today named Jarl Thomas (J.T.) Young vice president and general manager, FPL Northwest Florida region. An almost 40-year veteran in the energy industry, Young served as customer service and marketing general manager of the former Gulf Power before his most recent role as president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas & Water.
“We are pleased to have J.T. return to Northwest Florida to join our leadership team as we continue to deliver on our commitment to bring FPL’s value proposition to our employees, customers and communities in the region,” said FPL Chairman and CEO Eric Silagy. “J.T.’s depth and diversity of experience and his spirit for the people of Northwest Florida, a place he considers home, make him the right leader for this new role.”
Many in Northwest Florida know Young well for his previous 30-year tenure at Gulf Power and for his spirit of service. He served the community in numerous roles from youth sports coach to an active member of many local boards, including NWFL Fellowship of Christian Athletes, United Way of Escambia County, UWF Foundation, Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce, Baptist Health Care, Cordova Rotary Club and UWF Board of Trustees.
Young has received numerous awards and accolades for his community leadership in Northwest Florida. In 2017, he was named Pensacola Community Leader of the Year. In 2018, Young was honored with the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Living the Dream” award, and in 2019 Pensacola State College presented him with its Distinguished Alumni Life Achievement award.
“Joining FPL and serving in Northwest Florida is an incredible opportunity to come back to my hometown and work for a great company in its mission to serve customers and strengthen the community,” said Young. “As I look forward to serving this region, I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to join the incredible team at Memphis Light, Gas & Water in serving customers throughout the communities of the greater Memphis and Shelby County area.”
J.T. holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, an MBA from the University of West Florida and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program.
Florida Power & Light Company
As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to approximately 5.8 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S and in 2021 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the sixth time in the last seven years. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM and 2021 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The company was also recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. 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, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of companies that “Change the World.” 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. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.