The Memphis (TN) City Council has confirmed Jarl Young to succeed the retired Jerry Collins as president/CEO of Memphis LG & W.

Young, general manager for customer service and marketing for Pensacola, FL-based Gulf Power, was confirmed Jan. 23 and is scheduled to take office March 19. Veteran MLGW executive Dana Jeanes began an interim stint as chief utility officer Feb. 1, following Collins’ Jan. 31 retirement.

A Pensacola native, Young holds an MBA from the University of West Florida and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. In addition to nearly 30 years at Gulf Power, Young’s background includes stints with Progress Energy and with TVA’s nuclear operation.

Collins, a former TVPPA vice chairman and secretary/treasurer, served as MLGW’s chief executive since 2007. The native Memphian served previously as the city’s director of Public Works.

Jeanes joined MLGW in December 1987 as an energy engineer. He has also served MLGW as a supervisor, assistant manager, manager, director of analysis, strategy and performance and controller. He earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Christian Brothers University in 1979 and an MBA from the University of Memphis in 1994. He’s a CPA and a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee.