Barbara Quiñones is Director of Electric Utilities for the city of Homestead. She serves as the elected Chair of the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s (FMPA) Board of Directors.Quiñones was originally elected as FMPA’s Vice Chair in January 2014. She has been a member of FMPA’s Board of Directors since 2009. She is also a member of FMPA’s Finance Committee.Quiñones has served as Homestead’s Director of Electric Utilities since 2009. Previously, Quiñones worked 26 years for Florida Power & Light in a variety of positions including Senior Manager of Statewide Distribution Planning and Design and Senior Manager of Statewide Power Restoration and Power Quality. She is a graduate of Leadership Miami.
Quiñones is active in the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and is a past President of the association. She was named FMEA’s 2014-2015 Member of the Year. Under Quiñones’ leadership, Homestead achieved the American Public Power Association’s Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation and was awarded a U.S. Department of Energy Resilient Electricity Delivery Infrastructure (REDI) Grant to improve the city’s electrical infrastructure.
Quiñones holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.