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Welcome Paul McElroy, JEA CEO

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lunch begins at noon - Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.

Meet JEA's New CEO, Paul McElroy

Paul McElroy was appointed Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2012.  He has served as JEA’s Chief Financial Officer since January 1, 2006.  Prior to that, he served as JEA’s Vice President Financial Services.  

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, a certificate from the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and pursued graduate level studies at the University of Bridgeport and the University of New Haven in Connecticut.   

Before joining JEA in 2002, Paul served as a Vice President and General Manager for Bombardier Capital Corporation in Jacksonville, Florida and Colchester, Vermont.  Prior to that, he served in a variety of management positions with Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation, including Controller, Director Marketing and Vice President, Internal Finance Division in Norwalk, Connecticut.   

Paul serves on The Energy Authority, Inc. (TEA) Board of Directors and has served as chair TEA’s Finance and Audit Committee. 

Paul moved to Jacksonville as part of a corporate relocation in 1998.  Once his assignment was done, his family had the opportunity to move again and made the decision to stay in Jacksonville as their junior high school aged daughters, Caitlin and Morgan, were doing well.  They had good friends, went to a good school and church, lived in a  great community so they decided to put down roots in Jacksonville.

Caitlin is currently enrolled in the Teach for America program teaching second graders in the south Bronx.  Morgan is in her last semester of nursing school.  Paul and his wife, Linda, have been married 25 years.  He enjoys golf, the beach and exercising.

Welcome New Member Bill Langley

Bill Langley serves as the Chief Operating Officer of MedScribe Information Systems, Inc., a national medical transcription service company.  He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and is a native of Jacksonville, FL.

Bill and his wife, Tracy, have two daughters, Melissa (21) and Caroline (18).  Melissa is a junior at Florida State University and Caroline is a freshman at the University of Alabama.

Bill is a member of Southside United Methodist Church and currently serves as chairperson for the church preschool.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, shooting pool and spending time with family and friends.

Board News

The following member resignations have been accepted with regret by the Board:  Joy Hardaker, Maury Pilver, and John McCarthy

 Great News!!
Upcoming Event

The Rotary Club of South Jacksonville is presenting a night at the Alhambra featuring the play “Driving Miss Daisy”.  Proceeds will benefit the Episcopal Children’s Services “Generations Start” Project.   March  6, 2013 at The Alhambra Dinner theater, 12000 Beach Boulevard.

Our club has committed to buying the entire show for the evening and we will have exclusive use of the venue.  Reception will begin at 6:00 PM with the bar being on the main floor.   Dinner service will be 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Show begins at 8:00 PM.

Each club member is responsible for the sale of 4 tickets at $75.00 each for a total of $300.00.  Your account will be billed automatically February 6.  *Sale or purchase of a sponsorship at any of the levels below satisfies your ticket responsibility.

There are sponsorship opportunities at the following premium levels:  (See promotional sheet at the sign-in desk for the complete benefits of each sponsorship level.)
Title Deed Package          $7,500
Limo Package                     $5,000
Driver’s Package               $2,500
Passenger’s Package       $1,000

Recap of the January15th Meeting
Greeters:  Bill Langley, Ed Morales & Rick Morales
The Prayer & Pledge:  Casey Martin
Family of Rotary Update:  Mary Alice Phelan
Rotary Annual Theme Update: District Governor John Brunner
"Engage Rotary Change Lives"
Introduction of Visitors & Guests:  Doug Matthews
  Membership Drive Update:  PP Mike Darragh
  Introduction of Meeting Theme & SpeakerPP Gary Wilkinson
Guest Speaker: Angela Corey

Angela Corey, State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida