FMPA Weekly | May 8, 2023 | Member Edition

May 8, 2023


Rich Popp to Succeed Linda Howard as CFO

FMPA announced last Monday that Rich Popp will become Chief Financial Officer on Aug. 1. He will succeed Linda Howard, who is retiring after six years of service to FMPA and its members and more than 30 years of service in utilities. Rich currently is Treasurer and Risk Director. Prior to joining FMPA in 2002, he served as Accounting Supervisor at Kissimmee Utility Authority. Throughout his career, he has served in various positions including accounting, audit and risk, and treasury supervisory roles.

Public Power Communications Roundtable

Ryan Dumas is attending the American Public Power Association’s Public Communications Spring Issues Roundtable on Monday in Washington, D.C. The annual one-day event is designed for communicators from public power utilities, state trade associations or joint action agencies to discuss common issues of importance. Discussion topics include recruiting and hiring a strong workforce, creating utility ambassadors, leveraging advertising, reliability and resilience communications, media training and more.

Purchasing Roundtable

FMPA hosts a Purchasing Roundtable on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando office. The event provides an opportunity for purchasing personnel to meet with peers from other member utilities to discuss work procedures, policies and practices, industry changes and other topics of interest. Contact: Sharon Samuels



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2023 Hurricane & Storm Preparedness Forum

May 17-18 | Renaissance Orlando Airport

FMEA Annual Conference

July 18-20 | The Vinoy | St. Petersburg

GIS Roundtable

Aug. 24 | 10 a.m. | FMPA’s Orlando Office

Foreman Academy Certification – Track III

Sept. 25-28 | FMPA’s Orlando Office


Duke Energy Brings Two North Florida Solar Sites Online

PSC Rejects Adding New Cost Test to Energy Efficiency Goal-Setting Process


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