Jay Stowe

Managing Director

Chief Executive Officer


Jay Stowe was named JEA’s managing director and Chief Executive Officer in November 2020. He has focused on building a team of leaders to deliver on JEA’s mission of improving lives and building community, which he believes is critical to JEA’s ability to best serve its customers in Northeast Florida.

Stowe has served municipal utilities in direct roles and as a consultant for more than 25 years. Before joining JEA, he held senior leadership roles for the Tennessee Valley Authority and Huntsville (Alabama) Utilities, where he served as vice president of operations and chief operating officer, before becoming president and CEO.

Stowe serves as an American Public Power Association representative on the national Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, as a member of the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s Large Public Power CEO Advisory Group, as a board member to the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, as a board member and vice chair of The Energy Authority (TEA), and as a board member and vice chair of TEA Solutions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.