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Zubaly, Amy

Personnel note: Amy Zubaly now interim head of FMEA

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Amy Zubaly is now interim executive director of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), according to a Monday press release.

The board of directors tapped Zubaly, deputy executive director of public affairs and strategic communications, to helm the association while it looks for a new head. She’s been with the group for 17 years.

Longtime FMEA executive director Barry Moline resigned last month to lead the California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) in Sacramento.

“We are fortunate to have someone who has the longevity and knowledge of the industry and association that can lead us through the transition period,” FMEA President Clay Lindstrom said in a statement.

Zubaly thanked board members “for the opportunity and for the confidence they have in me to serve in this capacity as they decide on the best approach for a permanent executive director for the association,” she said.

Lindstrom, the general manager of the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, “will develop a hiring plan in the coming months for a permanent replacement,” the release said.

Before joining Florida Politics, journalist and attorney James Rosica was state government reporter for The Tampa Tribune. He attended journalism school in Washington, D.C., working at dailies and weekly papers in Philadelphia after graduation. Rosica joined the Tallahassee Democrat in 1997, later moving to the courts beat, where he reported on the 2000 presidential recount. In 2005, Rosica left journalism to attend law school in Philadelphia, afterwards working part time for a public-interest law firm. Returning to writing, he covered three legislative sessions in Tallahassee for The Associated Press, before joining the Tribune’s re-opened Tallahassee bureau in 2013. He can be reached at jim@floridapolitics.com.

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