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Kerri Stewart

Kerri Stewart

Chief Customer Officer, JEA

Kerri Stewart is Chief Customer Officer at JEA, a municipally owned electric, water and sewer utility.

Prior to joining JEA in May of 2017, Chief of Staff for Mayor Lenny Curry in Jacksonville, Florida. In this role, she provided policy and public affairs guidance to the mayor.

Prior to returning to the City of Jacksonville, Kerri Stewart was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Infinity Global Solutions. Drawing on her extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, she focused on assisting clients in the areas of government privatization, public infrastructure development, general management consulting and government relations. Ms. Stewart served interim president of Visit Jacksonville, Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville as a part of her management consulting practice.

Prior to joining IGS, Ms. Stewart served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Jacksonville, under Mayor John Peyton and Mayor Alvin Brown. In this role, she oversaw day-to-day government operations for the city, including directing a nearly 5,000-member workforce and managing the $1 billion municipal budget and $164 million annual capital improvement plan.

During her years of public service, Ms. Stewart also served as director of the city’s Housing and Neighborhoods Department, created the Office of Operational Efficiency (which later became the Inspector General’s Office), and served as a Policy Advisor the Mayor.

Prior to joining the COJ, Ms. Stewart worked as a Program Manager for Alltel Information Systems in Leeds, UK and Jacksonville, FL. She was a part of the program management team that worked for two years to migrate Bradford and Bingley Building Society’s mortgage processing software to Alltel’s solution.

Ms. Stewart graduated from the University of North Florida’s Coggin School of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, double-majoring in Marketing and Management.