Energy

JAY STOWE

MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO, JEA, JACKSONVILLE

JEA is Northeast Florida’s not-for-profit, city-owned utility, employing 2,000. Stowe took over leadership after former CEO Aaron Zahn was fired following an effort to try to privatize the utility. Stowe is a third-generation utility executive. His father and grandfather both ran utilities in North Carolina. “I always joke and tell people that family dinner conversations for me as a child were very unusual. Our hot topic was utilities.”

EDUCATION North Carolina State University (BS)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I love to run, and I’m fascinated by bridges. When I visit somewhere new, I like to make time to look at the city’s infrastructure, and I make it my mission to run across the city’s bridges.
ADMIRES I admire how Amy Zubaly from the Florida Municipal Electric Association pivoted during the pandemic, and I find it impressive the way she handles mutual aid assistance across the country.
READING A Promised Land, by Barack Obama; Intangibles, by Joan Ryan; Powerful by Patty McCord

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Lila A. Jaber

JABER GROUP

Lisa Johnson

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James Robo

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MELISSA SEIXAS

Duke Energy Florida

Eric Silagy

Florida Power & Light

Jacob Williams

Florida Municipal Power Agency

Amy Zubaly

Florida Municipal Electric