FKEC’s Board of Directors recently thanked CEO Scott Newberry for 20 years of service.
Newberry joined FKEC in 1990 as Planning, Rate, and Budget Analyst and was promoted in 1996 to Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, he oversaw all of the financial, accounting, billing, and information system functions of the cooperative. In 2002, he was promoted to Assistant General Manager and was then promoted again to Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2006.
“FKEC is fortunate to benefit from Scott’s strong leadership,” said FKEC Board President David Ritz. “As a board, we appreciate his hard work and dedication to bettering this company and to serving our community.”
Newberry is an active member of the Upper Keys community and is two-time past president of the Rotary Club of Key Largo. He has also served on the boards of both the Key Largo and Islamorada Chambers of Commerce.
In 1994, Newberry completed the three-year national electrical course for apprentice linemen to further his education in cooperative operations. He is a graduate of Leadership Monroe County Class XI and completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Management Internship Program in 2005.
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors recently presented CEO Scott Newberry with his 20-year employment anniversary package. Pictured from left: FKEC Directors Craig Belcher, Frank Hawkins, Gretchen Holland, CEO Scott Newberry, Board President David Ritz, Directors George Hertel, H.B. Barrett, Mike Puto and Karl Wagner.