KUA President and General Manager Elected President of Florida Municipal Electric Association Board of Directors

For immediate release — July 13,  2022

PALM BEACH, FL — At their annual conference in Palm Beach, members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) elected Brian Horton, President and General Manager of Kissimmee Utility Authority, as president of the organization’s board of directors.

“This association is immensely important to me, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve as its president over the next year,” Horton said. “There will be many opportunities and challenges ahead, and I know FMEA will be there to guide its members on a path forward to success.”

Horton has been chief administrator of KUA since April 2019. He is a Certified Public Manager and holds both a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Electric Engineering from Florida State University. Horton has more than 20 years of engineering, operations and regulatory experience within the electric utility industry. Prior to joining KUA in 2015, he was a member of the senior management team for the City of Tallahassee’s electric utility where he handled engineering and construction management of energy delivery facilities.

“Public power not only relies on a strong network of support, but also a leadership team that is dedicated to providing our members with the resources and expertise they need to ensure customers have clean, affordable and reliable power,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director. “I am grateful to Brian and the other officers for agreeing to serve the association and I look forward to the accomplishments we will achieve together.”

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, FMEA is the statewide trade association representing Florida’s Public Power utilities. The association actively represents and advocates for member cities’ interests on a wide variety of state and federal issues, provides education and training for members and serves as a clearinghouse for industry news and information.For more information on FMEA and Florida’s Public Power communities, please visit www.flpublicpower.com.

Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 90,000 customers in Osceola County, Florida. For more information, visit www.kua.com.