FMPA General Counsel Frederick Bryant Announces Retirement

Bryant helped form statewide power agency, advised municipals on electric utility issues

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25, 2017 – Frederick Bryant announced Thursday that he will retire in 2018 as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), a position he has held since the Agency’s inception in 1978.

“Forty-eight years ago, I started a wonderful journey that I didn’t know when or where it would end,” said Bryant. “It’s been a rewarding experience serving Florida’s municipal electric utilities, and I look forward to spending more time with my wife Nancy, our children and our grandchildren.”

Prior to joining FMPA’s full-time staff in October 1998, Bryant was in private practice for 28 years specializing in municipal utility law, energy law and municipal bond finance. During that time, he served as General Counsel for both FMPA and the Florida Municipal Electric Association.

In his long service to Florida’s municipal electric utilities, Bryant has represented both FMPA and FMEA before the Florida Legislature, state agencies, the Governor and Cabinet, Florida Supreme Court, federal courts and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Bryant requested an effective date of January 2018 for his retirement. The Board of Directors will discuss a plan to fill the General Counsel position at the Board’s next scheduled meeting in September.

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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 approximately two million Floridians and employ nearly 3,300 people.

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