Andrea Pelt-Thornton



Andrea Pelt-Thornton

BA '83 |  Pembroke Pines, FL


Andrea Pelt-Thornton, BA '83, is a retired Information Technology Agile Delivery Manager. Prior to her recent retirement from NextEra Energy/Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), she delivered Data Analytics and enterprise collaboration solutions for the corporation. As a member of the NextEra Energy Corporate Diversity Council, and past president of the African American Professional Employee Group, Andrea provided high level strategic direction to corporate-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Andrea is active in various professional organizations including the Board of Directors for the Customer Service Week Conference (CS Week), delivering professional educational opportunities for utilities. She is also a past President of the Florida Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy.

Andrea is committed to public service. She is President of the Delta Education, Health and Cultural Initiative, Inc., a non-profit organization which enriches the South Florida community. Additionally, Andrea is an active member of The Links Incorporated, Fort Lauderdale Chapter where she is the past Vice President of Programs. Andrea is a Director of the Black Archives and Lyric Theater Foundation in Miami, Florida, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, where she has served in leadership roles nationally, regionally, and locally as president of the Miami Alumnae Chapter. An NAACP Life Member, Andrea fondly served for several years as part of the ACT-SO Committee for the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP.

Andrea established the Willie and Johnnie Pelt Endowed Scholarship fund and was awarded the 2022 Gator Philanthropist Award by the UF Association of Black Alumni. She also received the Delta Sigma Theta Miami Alumnae Chapter 2019 Professional Achievement Award, and was acknowledged by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders of 2018. Andrea holds an MBA from Nova University, and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Together with husband Stanley and son Jeffrey, she loves travel, football, basketball, and family fun. She is serving her first term on the UFAA Board of Directors; her term expires on 6/30/2025.