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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Friday afternoon the JEA Board announced they selected Paul McElroy to be their next Chief Executive Officer.
The selection occurred at a special meeting held Friday. JEA selected McElroy after their previous selection, Joseph Belechak, announced he would no longer accept the position of CEO. Belechak told our news partner The Florida Times-Union he was choosing instead to stay closer to family in Pittsburgh.
Ashton Hudson, JEA Board Chairman said, "Paul's financial leadership has led to positive results for JEA. The board looks forward to working with Paul. We are confident JEA will continue to excel under his leadership."
McElroy has been JEA's chief financial officer since 2002. Before working for JEA, McElroy was vice president and general manager of Bombardier Capital Corporation, according to a news release from JEA.
McElroy holds membership with the Finance and Audit Committee for The Energy Authority and served as its chair.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. For the past 12 years McElroy and his family have called Northeast Florida home, eight of those years in Jacksonville.
Paul McElroy will take over as Chief Executive Officer October 1, 2012.
First Coast News