Wednesday , 2 September 2015
Barbara  Quinones
Barbara Quinones

Homestead Energy Services executive elected Secretary-Treasurer of FMEA Board of Directors

By Alyna M. Bello

Barbara Quinones
Members of the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) have elected Barbara Quiñones, Homestead Energy Services Director, as secretary-treasurer of the organization’s board of directors.
FMEA represents the unified interests of 34 public power communities across the state, which provides electricity to nearly 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.
“Board members participate in regular meetings held across the state and are charged with setting the overall direction of the organization,” said Barry Moline, FMEA’s executive director.  “Barbara has established herself as a strong leader on utility issues not only in Homestead, but throughout the state of Florida.  We’re honored to have her serve as our secretary-treasurer.”
“I am pleased to be chosen to serve as an elected member on FMEA’s board.  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,” said Quiñones.
She added, “Vince Lombardi once said, ‘The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.’  Through FMEA, individual municipal utilities located across Florida are working together to assure that our priorities remain focused on the consumer.”
Quiñones has over 25 years of engineering and electrical facility operations, maintenance and construction experience. She is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor certification in Spanish.
Other officers appointed to the FMEA board include President Paul Kalv of Leesburg; President-Elect Howard McKinnon of Havana; and Vice President Grant Lacerte of Kissimmee.

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