Laura Dutton

Chief Strategy Officer

Ms. Dutton has served as JEA’s Chief Strategy Officer since March 2021.  She leads a diverse team focused on ensuring JEA is well-positioned for the future across the enterprise. Economic Development & Real Estate focuses on growing capital investment and jobs in northeast Florida and the acquisition, disposition, lease, or licensing of real property in the region to support economic development and utility operations. Enterprise Strategy & Planning focuses on facilitating and leading the company through an integrated planning process that begins with setting the strategic direction, building out strategic plans and key supporting plans, and the planning and analysis to develop a business plan and monitor its progress. Grid Modernization & Business Development focuses on developing a comprehensive plan to modernize our systems, exploring new business lines and growing existing business lines, and providing electrification and distributed resources offerings to our customers.

Ms. Dutton has served the public power industry for more than 20 years with experience in strategy development, planning and analysis across several functions at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). She earned an accounting degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Alabama. She also served in a variety of community leadership roles including Leadership Chattanooga, the Combined Federal Campaign, the Junior League of Chattanooga Board of Directors, and the Supervisory Committee for the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. Currently, she serves as a Trustee for Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History, chairing its Long-Range Planning Committee.