Howard has significant industry experience across several key financial disciplines
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 29, 2018 – Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) announced the promotion of Linda S. Howard to Chief Financial Officer, filling the position after the passing earlier this year of the power agency’s previous CFO, Mark J. Larson.
“Linda’s broad financial experience in our industry, excellent qualifications and strong leadership track record made her the best choice for this position,” said FMPA’s General Manager and CEO Jacob Williams. “We are pleased to add her to our senior leadership team.”
Howard joined FMPA as Treasurer in January 2017, bringing significant experience in the electric utility industry and across several financial disciplines.
Before coming to FMPA, she served as Finance Bureau Chief for the Southwest Florida Water Management District, where she managed the accounting, budget and procurement functions.
For most of her career, Howard worked at Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC). Her 25 years at OUC included experience in accounting, auditing and supervisory roles, leading to nine years as the Director of Fiscal Services and then five years as OUC’s Treasurer.
Howard has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and a master’s degree in business administration from UCF. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and a Certified Treasury Professional.
Howard is active in the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, where she served as President for the 2017-2018 term. In addition, she serves on the Board of the National Association of Black Accountants Greater Orlando Chapter, of which she is a charter member, and she is a member of the Association for Financial Professionals and a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs.
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Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power agency owned by 31 municipal electric utilities. FMPA’s mission is to provide power that is competitively priced, reliable and clean, as well as provide value-added services for its owner-customers. The 31 members of FMPA serve more than two million Floridians and employ more than 3,300 people.