Former director of audit services joined the utility in 2015.
JEA named Steve Tuten as interim chief compliance officer, replacing Ted Hobson, who retired in February after 46 years with the city-owned electric and water utility.
Tuten served as JEA’s director of audit services since November 2015.
In his new role, he will be responsible for JEA’s primary governance, risk and compliance areas, including audit services, electric compliance, ethics and security.
Tuten has more than 35 years of internal audit, finance and consulting experience, primarily in the financial services industry.
His audit services position is his third time serving as a chief audit executive, having similar roles at Southern National Bank (now BB&T) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and EverBank (now TIAA Bank) in Jacksonville.