Bryan J. Olnick
Title: Vice President, Distribution Operations
Organization: Florida Power & Light
Bryan J. Olnick is vice president of distribution operations in power delivery. In his current role, Mr. Olnick is responsible for the operation and maintenance of FPL’s electric distribution infrastructure including control center operations that serve the more than 4.9 million customer accounts in the company’s Florida service territory. He leads a workforce of over 1,650 engineers, technicians and union employees. Previously, Mr. Olnick served as vice president of customer service Smart Grid Solutions, responsible for strategic development, deployment and operation of FPL’s Advanced Metering Initiative (AMI). He also led the development of FPL’s key smart grid strategies and initiatives including the $850 million dollar Energy Smart Florida (ESF) project, which was partially funded by a $200 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Mr. Olnick has over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry and has held various key leadership positions in the areas of electric distribution operations, engineering and construction, customer service, commercial and governmental account management, incident command and emergency management, system control center operations, quality and process management, labor relations, and smart grid.
Mr. Olnick received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a graduate of executive education programs at both Columbia University and the Darden School of Business. He proudly served with distinction for five years in the United States Air Force in the US, Europe and Middle East. He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Florida Engineering Society, Edison Electric Institute, the Southeastern Electric Exchange Executive Committee, Association of Edison Illuminating Companies Executive Board, Florida International University College of Engineering and Computing Executive Advisory Council, Frost Museum of Science Advisory Board and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.