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2023 Treasure Coast Business Summit
Vice President External Affairs and Economic Development
Florida Power and Light Company
Pamela Rauch is the vice president of external affairs and economic development for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), one of the nation’s leading electric utilities. Ms. Rauch is responsible for local government relations, community engagement and economic development. She has held this position since January 2008. From 2011-2015, Ms. Rauch’s responsibilities also included project development, where she spearheaded development of all new power generation for FPL, including the addition of a natural gas pipeline to serve the state and growing the company’s solar generation by installing the first three cost-effective, universal scale solar projects that went online in 2016. Prior to 2008, she served as an associate general counsel for FPL, overseeing the real estate, land use and environmental matters focusing on local government permitting and licensing issues for FPL and development of its unregulated subsidiary’s wind portfolio. Prior to joining FPL in 1999, Ms. Rauch served as assistant and then deputy city attorney for the City of West Palm Beach, where she played a significant role in downtown redevelopment activities in the mid-1990s, including the development of City Place. Prior to her role with the City, she was in private practice with Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs and Gunster in West Palm Beach with a concentration on local government and real estate law. Ms. Rauch is Chair of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Past Chair of Leadership Florida and a member of its Cornerstone Class XXVII, a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, a member of the American Heart Association’s Founder’s Circle, Past Chair of the Florida Chamber Foundation, Past Chair of Palm Beach County’s 2016 Go Red for Women campaign and Past Chair of the Palm Beach Zoo. Ms. Rauch graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a varsity athlete and captain of the women’s tennis team.