JUNO BEACH, Fla. -- FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL) today announced that Jim von Riesemann has been named director of investor relations. Mr. von Riesemann joins FPL Group from Lazard Freres & Co., LLC, of New York, NY, where he held the position of vice president, power & utilities investment banking.
Previous to Mr. von Riesemann joining Lazard Freres, he served as vice president and security industry analyst for J.P. Morgan Chase. He also held similar positions earlier with Morgan Stanley and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Mr. von Riesemann holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, Atlanta, GA, as well as a Master of Arts in Philosophy from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Mr. von Riesemann succeeds Bob Barrett, who has been named vice president of development for FPL Energy, a subsidiary of FPL Group.
FPL Group, with annual revenues of more than $10 billion, is nationally known as a high quality, efficient, and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With a growing presence in 26 states, it is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Its principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, serves more than 4.2 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, an FPL Group wholesale electricity generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPLGroup.com,www.FPL.com and www.FPLEnergy.com.