November 21, 2006
FPL's Manny J. Rodriguez named treasurer of the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Board
Long history of community service leads to appointment

JUNO BEACH, Fla. -- Manny J. Rodriguez, regional director of external affairs for Miami-Dade County at Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), has been appointed to the post of treasurer of the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. Board. A non-profit, public/private entity, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition operates The Fair™ and through this annual event showcases educational activities, rewards youth achievements, provides scholarships and promotes South Florida agriculture. Before being named treasurer, Mr. Rodriguez served as a board member of the organization for six years.

Mr. Rodriguez, a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, joined FPL in 1968 and has held positions in FPL Engineering, Customer Services and External Affairs areas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami, an MBA from Florida International University and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Program and the Brookings Institution. He 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. Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the Board of The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Hialeah Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miami YMCA, the Zoological Society, the Latin Builders Association, the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Gibson Memorial Fund.