Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Personnel note: Public relations pro Judi Spann moves to JEA

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Veteran public relations expert Judi Spann (APR, CPRC) has joined JEA, Jacksonville’s community-owned utility, to manage corporate communications.

JEA is the leading Northeast Florida municipal utility, providing electricity, water, and wastewater services to the region. JEA serves more than 422,000 electric, 309,000 water and 235,000 sewer customers in a 913-square-mile service territory that includes both Duval and Nassau counties and parts of St. Johns and Clay counties.

Spann’s career includes stints in Tallahassee as a former communications director for three Florida state agencies – the Departments of Children and Families, State, and Health – in the administration of then-Gov. Charlie Crist. She also served as a senior public relations counselor for Salter Mitchell, the Tallahassee-based full-service public relations, issue advocacy, and marketing firm.

Most recently, Spann was senior director of communications for an association management organization representing the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, among others.

Spann was also the first-ever director of communications for the private fundraising arm of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation based in Annapolis, Md. She is accredited in public relations, a certified public relations counselor and works as a volunteer guardian ad litem.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

Latest from Statewide

Go to Top