Bruce A. Hauk, Director

President, NextEra Water, LLC

Bruce A. Hauk is president of NextEra Water, LLC (NEW), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE).  Mr. Hauk is a highly strategic leader with wealth of experience, insights and relationships in water, wastewater, and electric utility management.  He joined the company in 2021. 

Prior to joining NextEra Energy, Mr. Hauk served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer for American Water, the largest investor owned water utility in the United States, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as deputy chief operating officer. Over the course of his two stints totaling 16 years, Mr. Hauk served in a variety of leadership roles spanning operations, commercial, financial and business development activities. 

Prior to joining the executive team at American Water, he served as town manager and director of public works at the Town of Westfield, and deputy mayor and chief administrative officer at the City of Westfield in Indiana. Mr. Hauk has a proven track record of expediting business growth with cost-effective and cutting-edge solutions, delivering high-level results of success and innovation in utility services, corporate strategy, economic development, customer satisfaction and acquisition. 

Mr. Hauk holds a Master of Public Affairs from Illinois University – Perdue University Indianapolis; a  Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University; and a Bachelor of Science with Dual Major in Chemistry and Life Sciences from Indiana State University.  He formerly served as Chair of the Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council.