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Iliana Rentz is the Head of Vegetation Management for NextEra Energy. She is responsible for directing the enterprise-wide vegetation management program for over 70 thousand miles of overhead lines across 47 states and 4 provinces in Canada. In her prior role as Emergency Preparedness Manager for Florida Power & Light Company. She is responsible for managing the enterprise-wide emergency preparedness and response plans and processes. Her expertise is focused on hurricane and other severe storm conditions that affect FPL and NextEra territories. Iliana prepared and served as a key leader for the company through best ever performance during Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. She also served a critical role in the Hurricanes Maria and Michael restoration efforts. Mrs. Rentz has held this position since June 2014. During her time in Emergency Preparedness Iliana was selected to serve as a Catalyst Team Member during Accelerate 1.0 and the Power Delivery Accelerate 3.0 lead. Iliana joined FPL in 2005 as a Finance Analyst in FPL Distribution and worked on financial and operational projects. She then became a Project Coordinator and was involved with resource planning and the preparation of financial controls and guidelines for the Energy Smart Florida project in partnership with the DOE. In addition, Iliana served as a Production Lead supervising crews and was a core team member in the development of the Smart Street Lights project which included the deployment of over 700k smart nodes. Iliana has also served as a Power Delivery Emergency Preparedness Lead and developed a strong background in utility emergency response, restoration, training, and estimated time of restoration (ETR) processes. Mrs. Rentz holds a Bachelor of Science from American University’s Kogod School of Business and a specialization in Civil Military Operations and Infrastructure Development from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. She is a 12 year Army combat veteran with distinction having received numerous meritorious awards to include a Bronze Star and a Combat Action badge. She holds certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Prosci Change Management Practioner, and in Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).