Kim Wheeler Named JEA Vice President, Operations Support


JACKSONVILLE – JEA has promoted local utility veteran Kim Wheeler to serve in the newly created position of vice president of operations support. She will report to Chief Operating Officer Raynetta Curry Marshall.

In this role, Wheeler will lead the operation of systems and processes that support JEA’s electric, water and wastewater operations in compliance with regulatory requirements, with an eye toward ensuring future sustainability of operations. Her areas of responsibility include customer meters, air and laboratory testing, preventative maintenance, vegetation management, utility locates and asset management.

Wheeler was promoted from her role as director, preventative maintenance and contract management, after serving in several roles at JEA during the past 34 years. She previously served as manager, transmission and distribution; account executive; professional engineer (operations control center); and distribution engineer.

Wheeler is licensed by the State of Florida as a professional engineer and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida. She assumed her new role on April 8 and will earn an annual salary of $235,000.


About JEA

JEA is a not-for-profit, community-owned utility that provides safe, reliable and affordable services to more than one million residents across four Northeast Florida counties. JEA is not owned by investors. It was created by the City of Jacksonville to meet the electricity and water needs of those who live in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. JEA’s 2,200+ workforce is dedicated to ensuring the demands of its customers are met, both today and for generations to come, while protecting our precious natural resources and supporting our region’s growth and economic development.

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JEA Media Relations | (904) 665-5500


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