Laura Schepis

​Laura Marshall Schepis is JEA’s Chief External Affairs Officer. She leads teams responsible for government relations, media relations, communications and environmental services.

For over two decades, Ms. Schepis has focused on improving outcomes for energy utilities and the customers and communities they serve. In leadership positions at the American Public Power Association, the Edison Electric Institute, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, she directed advocacy, political, and communications campaigns on issues including energy efficiency, renewable resources, national security, telecommunications and climate change.

Ms. Schepis received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Georgia and practiced civil and criminal law in Georgia before beginning her government relations career in 2000. She is a long-time board member and general counsel for the National Energy Resources Organization and a participant in Leadership Jacksonville’s Class of 2023. Ms. Schepis and her family live in Jacksonville, Florida.