Tallahassee-based Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently elected Joel Ivy, who has served for four years as general manager for Lakeland Electric, as VP for its board of directors.
“I am honored to be chosen to serve as vice president of FMEA’s board,” Ivy said. “This organization is helping our state’s electric industry stay at the forefront of the nation by keeping its members informed on legislative issues and providing safety, training and customer service resources.”
Ivy began his career as a lineman in 1983, climbing utility poles before advancing up through management. With experience running startups as well as investor- and publicly-owned utilities, he previously served in executive capacities for a solar technology firm and Public Service Company of New Mexico.
“Joel has established himself as a strong leader on utility issues not only in Lakeland, but throughout the state of Florida,” Barry Moline, FMEA’s executive director, said. “We’re honored to have him serve as our vice president.”
Also appointed to FMEA’s board were Clay Lindstrom of Fort Pierce, president; Chip Merriam of Orlando, president-elect; and Mike Poucher of Ocala, secretary-treasurer.
FMEA represents 34 municipal public power entities as a statewide trade association, sponsoring annual conferences and meetings to unify members and facilitate communication on behalf of more than 3 million customers.