FMPA Announces New Chief Financial Officer to Leadership Team
ORLANDO, Fla., May 1, 2023 – Florida Municipal Power Agency today announced that current Treasure and Risk Director Richard Popp will become Chief Financial Officer on August 1. Popp will succeed Linda Howard, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service in utilities. She joined FMPA in 2017 and was promoted to CFO and a member of the leadership team in 2018.
“Linda has been an asset to FMPA and its members, leading in project financings and significant cost and debt reduction efforts,” said FMPA’s General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams. “She also has done a great job of developing her team, including her successor. Rich has served in various roles at FMPA for over 20 years. He brings valuable insight and leadership that will enable us to build upon our efforts to provide low-cost, reliable, and clean power.”
Popp has 30 years of experience in municipal utility accounting. Prior to joining FMPA in 2002, Popp served as Accounting Supervisor at Kissimmee Utility Authority. Throughout his career, he has served in various positions including accounting, auditing and risk, and treasury supervisory roles.