Carmen Perez-Carlton is currently completing her tenure as president of FPL FiberNet, LLC (FiberNet). FiberNet was a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc until its sale in January 2017. NextEra Energy is a Fortune 200 company, with a market cap of $60b. FiberNet is a provider of fiber-based communications services with networks throughout Florida and Texas. FiberNet was sold to Crown Castle, Inc for what is considered one of the highest valuations in the fiber sector at $1.5 Billion.
Carmen was appointed president of FiberNet in 2007. Under her leadership, the company became one of the fastest growing and leading fiber-based communications companies in the southeast United States, providing services to wireless carriers and large telecom companies, as well as large and medium size businesses. She focused on driving profitable growth and increasing shareholder value by building an outstanding network and committing to the best possible customer experience. FiberNet consistently received top customer ratings for the quality and performance of its network, its customer service and its service delivery. She was recognized by Capacity Media as being one of the top 10 women in telecom in 2013, and was known in the industry as one of the few women in the U.S. running a telecom company.
Since joining NextEra Energy in 1990, Carmen held a number of positions at another subsidiary, Florida Power & Light, including assistant controller and director of Revenue Recovery.
Upon graduating from Florida International University (FIU) in 1982, Carmen joined Deloitte as a certified public accountant and became an audit manager.
She currently serves as chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Business at FIU, and is a member of the President’s Council at FIU. She is a member of Leadership Florida and a trustee member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She is a past board member of the United Way of Greater Miami, where she served as chair of the Finance Committee, treasurer and co-chair of the Miami-Dade county-wide campaign, and is also a past board member of Miami Children’s Hospital.