About Paul McElroy


Paul McElroy was named JEA’s interim managing director and chief executive officer by the board of directors on May 5, 2020. He previously served JEA as its permanent managing director and CEO from 2012 to 2018, and prior to that as the company’s chief financial officer and vice president of financial services.

Before originally joining JEA, Mr. McElroy served as a vice president and general manager for Bombardier Capital in Jacksonville and in Colchester, Vermont. Prior to that, he served in a variety of management positions with Pitney Bowes Credit Corp., including controller, director of marketing and vice president of internal finance in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Mr. McElroy currently serves on the board of trustees at the University of North Florida. He has previously served on the boards for The Energy Authority, Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, Northeast Florida Safety Council, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. He has also held several leadership positions within the American Public Power Association, including treasurer, chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and Retirement Committee and as an executive committee member. He also served as a member of the Large Public Power Council CEO Roundtable.

Mr. McElroy holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana and a certificate from the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He pursued graduate-level studies at the University of Bridgeport and the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

JEA is the eighth largest community-owned electric utility in the United States and one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the nation providing electric, water and sewer service to residents and businesses in northeast Florida.

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