Naples, Fla. – At their annual conference in Naples, members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) elected Joe Bunch, General Manager and CEO of the Utilities Commission City of New Smyrna Beach, as secretary-treasurer of the organization’s board of directors.
“This past year has been more than challenging, but Florida’s public power communities pulled together like we always do to support one another and our customers as we all dealt with an unprecedented situation,” said Bunch. “I am proud to be part of this association and look forward to serving Florida public power in this new capacity.”
Bunch started as General Manager and CEO of the Utilities Commission City of New Smyrna Beach, in November 2018 after 30 years of successful career and leadership with Exelon Utilities and Baltimore Gas and Electric. He has broad experience in utility strategic planning, operational and engineering leadership, as well as business improvement. In his various roles, he has led large organizations with significant budgets and responsibility for 24X7 regional utility operations.He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
“We are so fortunate to have Joe and his fellow officers at the helm of this organization,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “Together they bring decades of industry experience, leadership and a true passion for public power that will help us realize our vision for providing our communities with the next generation of clean, affordable and reliable power.”
FMEA is the statewide trade association representing Florida’s public power utilities. 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 communities they serve.
For more information on FMEA and Florida’s public power communities, please visit www.flpublicpower.com.