As the potential sale of JEA continues, its newest board member is resigning to go after the interim CEO position. In a letter to JEA Chairman Alan Howard, Aaron Zhan says he intends to go after the interim CEO position during the utility's "Transition Period" which he says is between April 17th, 2018 through April 17th, 2019.
We told you a few weeks ago when former CEO Paul McElroy stepped aside from day-to-day operations. CFO Melissa Dykes was appointed as interim CEO at least until the next board meeting, which happens tomorrow. Previously the Board Chair called on all members to think about what they want the new CEO search process to look like including weather or not they want to have an external or internal search.
JEA board members are appointed by the Mayor and at this time Lenny Curry doesn’t have a position on Zahn’s resignation and future ambitions.
Zahn was appointed to the board in February 2018.