JEA obtained 28 purposes within the city-owned utility’s seek for its subsequent CEO.

The deadline to use was Aug. 31.

The resumes obtained by the Day by day Document comprise a mixture of public and utility executives, water and power trade professionals and consultants.

Native and regional candidates embrace Seashores Vitality Companies Director Allen Putnam and Gainesville Regional Utilities Common Supervisor Edward Bielarski Jr.

Different candidates embrace executives from Dallas-based pure gasoline and oil pipeline firm Vitality Switch Companions, Pacific Gasoline and Electrical Co. in California and municipal utilities in Austin, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska. There are also leaders of small to medium-size metropolis power cooperatives.

The JEA board employed utility trade govt search agency Mycoff Fry Companions LLC on Might 26.

Carl Mycoff, managing director the agency, mentioned the preliminary response was typical. 

 “There may be all the time an eclectic combine,” he mentioned. “There are folks from all walks of life that may put their hat within the ring.” 

JEA is looking for a everlasting substitute for fired Managing Director and CEO Aaron Zahn, whose employment was terminated for trigger by the previous board Jan. 28.

The board fired Zahn after metropolis attorneys investigated and accused him of willful misconduct and gross negligence within the failed try and promote JEA and a proposed worker bonus plan, which was not carried out. A federal grand jury is investigating the sale course of.

Paul McElroy, who was JEA’s CEO from 2012-18, was introduced again on a six-month interim contract starting Might 8 to guide the utility.

Mycoff mentioned the board directed his agency to have a look at the power to regain public belief and credibility as a key attribute in JEA’s subsequent CEO.

“As you already know, JEA has a myriad of challenges,” Mycoff mentioned. “A person that has demonstrated comparable success in an identical state of affairs could be a fascinating candidate.”

Mycoff mentioned his agency, McElroy and Particular Assistant to the CEO Angelia Hiers will slim the resumes and make suggestions to the board’s search committee led by JEA Board Vice President Bobby Stein on candidates to interview. 

These suggestions are anticipated to be full Sept. 7, in response to the recruitment scheduled present by JEA.

The board plans to conduct ultimate interviews Oct. 12-16 and full contract negotiations with a finalist by Oct. 30.

JEA CEO candidates

Sylvester Allen: Vp of gross sales and advertising and marketing for RPA Vitality Inc. in New York. Jacksonville College alumnus.  

Elaina L. Ball: Senior vice chairman and interim CEO at El Paso Electrical in El Paso, Texas. Former COO of Austin Vitality in Austin, Texas.

Edward Bielarski Jr.: Common supervisor of Gainesville Regional Utilities.

Rick A. Bowen: Principal of R.A. Bowen Consulting LLC in Houston. Former president of technology and BTU conversion at Peabody Vitality in St. Louis.

John A. Davis: Vp – controller and data expertise (utility division) of Vitality Switch Companions/Southern Union Firm in Dallas.

Christine Ferraro: Director of Reedy Creek Vitality Companies in Lake Buena Vista. Former director of operations at PPL Electrical Utilities in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Tracy Golden: Common supervisor of Northeast Energy in Wayne, Nebraska. Former interim CEO of Pedernales Electrical Cooperative in Johnson Metropolis, Texas.

Kenneth C. Griffin: Director of utilities, public works and engineering and capital initiatives for metropolis of Sebastian.

John Louis Hairston: Bonneville Energy Administration COO in Portland, Oregon.

Micheal B. Heise: President and CEO of Cloverland Electrical Cooperative in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

William P. Herdegen III: Operations vice chairman of Henkels & McCoy Inc. in Aurora, Illinois.

Stephen J. Humes: Fairness associate at Holland & Knight LLP in Hamden, Connecticut.

Thomas J. Hutka: Director of public works for Broward County.

Daniel A. Komm: Assistant to the vice chairman of fleet operations for Southern Nuclear Co. in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Patrick J. McGarry: Senior director of Energy Prices Inc. in Ponte Vedra Seashore. Former managing director of The Vitality Authority in Jacksonville.

John McMurray: COO of EnergyUnited in Statesville, North Carolina.

Cheryl Mele: Impartial advisor in Austin, Texas. Former interim vice chairman of regulatory affairs of Austin Vitality in Austin, Texas. 

Robert E. Merton: Former director of engineering for CCI Spectrum in Jacksonville.

Morgan Okay. O’Brien: President and CEO of Peoples Gasoline in Pittsburgh.

Dale Oliver: Vp, transmission engineering, undertaking administration and building at Entergy Companies Inc. in New Orleans.

James F. Palmer: Electrical operations superintendent at Pacific Gasoline and Electrical in San Francisco. 

Allen Putnam: Managing director at Seashores Vitality Companies in Jacksonville Seashore. Former supervisor of electrical customer support response at JEA. College of North Florida alumni.

Mark N. Rose: Public affairs advisor and undertaking supervisor for Central Texas Regional Water Provide Corp. in Purple Rock, Texas. Former normal supervisor and CEO of Bluebonnet Electrical Cooperative in Bastrop, Texas.

William G. Schmidt: Interim CEO of Daviess-Martin County REMC in Loogootee, Indiana. Former interim CEO of Leap River Electrical Cooperative Inc. in Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Gary Stephenson: Managing associate of GBA Vitality Companions LLC in Dayton, Ohio.

Jay C. Stowe: CEO and founding father of Stowe Utility Group LLC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Former senior vice chairman of sources and operations help for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

James A. Trent: Former normal supervisor and COO of Anchorage Municipal Mild & Energy in Anchorage, Alaska.

Richard Dean Wallen: COO of the Grant County Public Utility District in Ephrata, Washington.



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