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Manuel J. Rodriguez, PE '80


Company: Rodtec Engineering

Corporate External Affairs Regional Director
NextEra Energy, Inc.

Manny Rodriguez is the Director of External Affairs for the Miami-Dade region. Mr. Rodriguez joined FPL in 1968. He has held positions in FPL Engineering, Customer Services and External Affairs. Mr. Rodriguez was awarded "The 1982 Engineer of the Year Award" by the Association of Cuban Engineers, and "2001 Man of the Year" by the Theodore R. Gibson Memorial Fund. He serves in the Executive Committee of the Miami Dade County FAIR and the Hialeah Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Board of The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Miami YMCA, the Zoological Society, the Latin Builders Association, the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Gibson Memorial Fund. Mr. Rodriguez is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. He is a graduate of the Quality Institute in Winter Park, Florida, and has served as a Florida Governor's Quality Sterling Award Examiner. He has conducted Quality Assessments for Qualtec, an FPL subsidiary, and for Iberdrola, an electric company in Spain. Mr. Rodriguez is a veteran of the U.S. Army.