Amy Zubaly has now gone from interim to permanent executive director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), and the first women to head the organization, according to a Thursday press release.
The board of directors in January had tapped Zubaly, then deputy executive director of public affairs and strategic communications, to helm the association while it looked for a new leader. She’d been with the organization for 17 years.
Longtime FMEA executive director Barry Moline resigned last year to lead the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) in Sacramento.
Now, Zubaly will continue “to manage the day-to-day operations of the association, handle member and board relations, oversee the association’s government affairs, communications and education functions and provide strategic planning.”
“As we celebrate our 75th anniversary and rich history, it’s fitting that Amy—the first woman to serve as the association’s executive director—lead us into the future,” said Clay Lindstrom, FMEA President and Fort Pierce Utilities Authority General Manager.
“Amy’s long record of service to the organization and her deep understanding of the issues important to our members make her ideal for this role,” he said. “We look forward to taking the association in new directions under her leadership.”
Zubaly added: “It is a great honor to continue serving FMEA in this capacity and I deeply appreciate the board’s confidence in me. I am thankful for the opportunity to lead FMEA as we provide support and advocacy for our members today and into the future.”
Here’s more from the release:
Originally called the Florida Municipal Utilities Association, FMEA was established in 1942 in response to World War II fuel shortages. Today, the association actively represents and advocates for member cities’ interests on a wide variety of state and federal issues, provides education and training for members and serves as a clearinghouse for industry news and information.
Municipal electric utilities provide affordable, reliable electric service, and have been doing so for more than a century. As community-owned and locally managed organizations, these utilities are focused on serving local needs and interests while reinvesting back into the community for services, such as police and fire protection.