Bryan Dennstedt

Michael McLaughlin


Michael McLaughlin is the director of talent acquisition and compliance for NextEra Energy. He is responsible for the development and execution of corporate recruiting strategies, practices and policies, along with the oversight of candidate background investigative functions.

McLaughlin joined Florida Power & Light Company in 2006 as the manager of recruiting for FPL’s nuclear power division. In 2008, he became interim director for talent acquisition, where he served until 2009, when he was promoted to director of the unit.

Prior to joining FPL, McLaughlin was a lead human resources specialist at Progress Energy Florida. There he was responsible for all recruiting functions in the power operations group, as well as the entire bargaining unit within Progress Energy Florida. In the 1990’s he also held the positions of senior recruiter and account executive with a boutique information technology consulting firm.

McLaughlin completed his undergraduate studies at Marywood University, Scranton, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications (Public Relations). He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y.

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest investor-owned electric utility in Florida, serving approximately 4.5 million customer accounts. It is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States and ranks No. 1 among electric utilities nationwide in energy-efficiency programs.

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