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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tejeda elected to state power board

The Florida Municipal Power Agency elected its board of directors recently and chose Lynne Tejeda, president and CEO of Keys Energy Services, as board secretary.

She was appointed as her utility's alternate to the FMPA board in 2005 and as a full member of the board in 2013. She has served on the executive committee since 2005 and is also chair of its Conservation and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee, of which she is a founding member.

The agency makes policy decisions for the power supply projects of its members. Each of FMPA's 31 member utilities appoints one representative to the board of directors, and officers are elected by popular vote of the members.

Also, Lou Hernandez, chairman of the Utility Board of the city of Key West, completed four terms as secretary and has served on the board since 2007. He was honored recently at the board's annual meeting. Hernandez has plans to retire later this year, according to a utility press release.

Credit union honors Monson

Petra Monson, branch supervisor at the Southard Street branch, recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary with Keys Federal Credit Union. Monson said she loves working with people and providing personalized service, and takes pride in greeting members by name, states a press release from the credit union. Monson also said she enjoys helping young people get started in the financial world.

Originally from the Czech Republic, she came to the Keys in 1998 for a summer job, and ended up staying. She has a degree in sociology and languages and previously worked at a private credit union in the Czech Republic. Then, upon settling in the Keys, Monson completed her associate's degree in business administration and finance at Florida Keys Community College.

Nason to lead Remington hotel sales team

Remington Hotels, which manages the Pier House Resort & Spa, The Southernmost House, Crowne Plaza La Concha and The Inn at Key West, recently appointed Kenneth Nason as vice president of sales and marketing.

In addition to the four Key West properties, Nason oversees One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Fla., and is responsible for leading sales and marketing organization and generating revenue through group business, according to a hotel press release.

Nason brings more than 22 years of hospitality sales experience to the Key West market, the release states. He has worked with Remington Hotels since 2010, focusing on One Ocean Resort & Spa. Previously, he served as director of sales and marketing at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Prior to Hilton Head,

While studying the hospitality industry, Nason graduated Magna Cum Laude from Johnson & Wales University.

Keys Federal earns 5 stars

Keys Federal Credit Union recently earned all five stars in the 2012-2013 Key West Chamber of Commerce's Tom Sawyer Five Star Program for Teacher Recognition. To receive this honor, Keys Federal Credit Union made a contribution to the Key West High School Student Scholarship Fund, donated to the Educational Enrichment Fund, provided 22 gifts for the teacher recognition, adopted four Key West area classrooms and mentored a student for an hour a week during the school year.