NextEra Energy announces organizational changes

NextEra Energy announces organizational changes
NextEra Energy announces organizational changes

Mr. Crews and Mr. Bolster will be members of the senior leadership team and report directly to John Ketchum, chairman and chief executive officer, NextEra Energy.

Juno Beach, Fla., May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/: NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced that Kirk Crews has been appointed to the role of executive vice president and chief risk officer at NextEra Energy. Mr. Crews will be succeeded in his present role by Brian Bolster, who is appointed executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer (CFO), NextEra Energy.

Mr. Crews and Mr. Bolster will be members of the senior leadership team and report directly to John Ketchum, chairman and chief executive officer, NextEra Energy. Both changes are effective immediately.

“Energy demand is expected to grow significantly,” said Mr. Ketchum. “Expanding our senior leadership team positions NextEra Energy to lead the energy transition and capitalize on the substantial growth opportunities in front of us.

“Having successfully served in a number of critical roles across our business, Kirk is uniquely qualified to take on his new position. His deep financial acumen and leadership skills will enable Kirk to provide significant leverage to our business as we pursue our strategic objectives.

“I’m also very pleased to welcome Brian to NextEra Energy. He is a strong leader who I have known for many years in his capacity as a partner at Goldman Sachs, where he led their efforts across the power and renewables sectors. I have developed a deep respect for his financial abilities, vast power sector knowledge, and strategic mindset. Brian’s close working relationship with our team and strong familiarity with our business will provide for a seamless transition.

“These changes further deepen our bench strength and provide a solid foundation to achieve our growth objectives moving forward.”

Mr. Crews joined NextEra Energy in April 2016 as vice president, controller, and chief accounting officer. In March 2019, he was appointed to the position of vice president, business management, NextEra Energy Resources, and in March 2022, he was appointed to his current role as executive vice president, finance, and CFO, NextEra Energy. Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Crews spent more than 12 years at Deloitte, first as a senior manager and then as a national office clearing partner, consulting with clients in the financial services and energy industries on complex accounting and reporting matters. Between 2013 and 2015, he left Deloitte to work in the office of the chief accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a professional accounting fellow, returning to the firm in July 2015.

Mr. Crews holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Minor in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond.

Mr. Bolster joins NextEra Energy from Goldman Sachs after a nearly 25-year career at the firm. He was head of natural resources in the Americas, with responsibility for the administration of investment banking across power, infrastructure, chemicals, energy, metals, and mining. He joined the energy and power group at Goldman Sachs as an associate in 1999, was named managing director in 2007, and became a partner in 2012.

Over his nearly two-and-a-half-decade career at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Bolster played an integral role in growing the firm’s natural resources business. He worked with teams across the firm to meet the unique needs of Goldman Sachs’ power, utilities, and infrastructure clients, providing seamless cross-border capabilities and connecting resources and products around the world.

Mr. Bolster holds a Bachelor of Arts in government, an MBA, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.

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