Former JEA executives in federal court for hearing ahead of October trial
Lawyers for two former JEA executives facing federal charges in connection with the attempted sale of the utility spent over two hours at a hearing Thursday morning questioning the FBI special agent who led the investigation, about how the case was built.
Current, former JEA, city officials to testify at hearing for former JEA executives
A multi-day, pre-trial hearing for two former JEA executives facing federal charges is expected to include testimony from a range of current and former officials with the city of Jacksonville and JEA, later this month.
JEA’s chief compliance officer is retiring after 46 years
On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the city-owned utility released a statement announcing that Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer Ted Hobson is retiring after 46 years of service. Chief Financial Officer Ryan Wannemacher was fired one week later. And Sherry Hall, JEA’s vice president and chief governmental affairs officer, gave her notice around the same time. As chief compliance officer for the past eight years, Hobson has overseen the utility’s compliance and regulatory programs, audit services, physical security, emergency planning and risk management. “Ted’s impact will remain with JEA for years to come and he will be missed,” the JEA statement said.
Chief Financial Officer gone as fallout continues at JEA
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JEA Chief Financial Officer Ryan Wannemacher no longer works for the city-owned utility, JEA confirmed to News4Jax on Friday. The JEA Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to end the process of finding potential suitors to purchase JEA. It wasn’t immediately clear if Wannemacher resigned or if he was terminated. He previously worked as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at JEA. Several City Council members are calling for a grand jury investigation of JEA -- on top of an investigation started by the State Attorney’s Office.