KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 3, 2011 – During its annual meeting held in July, members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association elected Kissimmee Utility Authority vice president and general counsel Arthur J. “Grant” Lacerte Jr. as president-elect of the organization’s board of directors.
Board members participate in regular meetings held across the state and are charged with setting the overall direction of the organization.
“Grant has established himself as a strong leader on utility issues, not only in Kissimmee but throughout the state of Florida,” said Barry Moline, FMEA’s executive director. “We’re honored to have him serve as our president-elect.”
“I am honored to be chosen to serve as president-elect of FMEA’s board,” said Lacerte. “This organization is helping our state’s electric industry stay at the forefront of the nation by keeping its members informed on legislative issues and providing safety, training and customer service resources.”
Lacerte has held his position at KUA since 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Columbia University in New York, and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He has nearly 20 years of experience in administrative and corporate law with an emphasis in the electric, natural gas and telecommunications fields.
Other officers appointed to the FMEA board include President Howard McKinnon of Havana; Vice President Barbara Quiñones of Homestead; and Secretary-Treasurer Bud Para of JEA (Jacksonville).
The Florida Municipal Electric Association represents the unified interests of 34 public power communities across the state, which provides electricity to more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.
Founded in 1901, KUA (http://kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 64,000 customers in Osceola County, Fla.
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Chris M. Gent