William Nettles

Board Member


William Nettles is an Energy Trader Analyst who’s worked at Lakeland Electric since 2015. He’s served with public and private utilities since 1988 including City of Lake City, Gainesville Regional Utilities, TECO Gas Services, and Central Florida Gas Company. His wife Brenda is a school teacher and they have been married almost 20 years. He’s a former deacon of Westide Baptist Church in Gainesville. Although originally from Alabama, he’s lived in Florida since he was a teenager. His father was executive aide to three governors of Alabama.

William is a 1988 graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication. He enjoys golfing, using personal watercraft, and was a car club president in Gainesville. As a fan of the program “Magnum PI”, he helped organize a worldwide effort to save the program in 2023. The group’s actions, including a billboard in Times Square he set up, successfully got the program shifted to NBC for an additional season.