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Singleton Selected as Director of Pensacola Energy

Darryl Singleton has been selected as the Director of Pensacola Energy, responsible for overseeing and leading the City of Pensacola’s natural gas utility.


Singleton has worked for the City of Pensacola for 27 years, receiving numerous promotions throughout his career at Pensacola Energy. Most recently, Singleton was promoted to Deputy Director of Pensacola Energy in April 2022 and to Interim Director in October 2022 following the retirement of long-time Pensacola Energy Director Don Suarez.

Singleton earned his a Bachelor of Science in management information systems from the University of West Florida, and he is a Studer Community Institute Leadership Development Program Level 3 Certified Leader.

“I am excited to continue my career with Pensacola Energy and to have the opportunity to lead such an incredible, hardworking team,” Singleton said. “I look forward to working with the Mayor and City of Pensacola leadership to continue to provide the highest quality of service to our Pensacola Energy customers,  while continuing to build valued community partnerships and provide public education about natural gas energy.”

As the Director of Pensacola Energy, Singleton will coordinate and oversee all operations of Pensacola Energy, including policies and procedures, training and development of personnel, managing Pensacola Energy’s budget and more. Singleton will also act as a liaison with federal, state and local agencies as needed.

In addition to his extensive experience in natural gas operations and management, Singleton serves as the Vice President of the Florida Municipal Natural Gas Association. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Florida Natural Gas Association and serves as a Committee Member for the American Public Gas Association.

Singleton will work under the direction of Deputy City Administrator Amy Miller to direct and coordinate efficient operations at Pensacola Energy while working to ensure quality natural gas services are provided to customers.  As an enterprise of the City of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy does not receive money from taxes paid to the city.

“We are very fortunate to have Darryl leading Pensacola Energy, with his many years of experience, institutional knowledge and high level of expertise in natural gas operations,” Mayor D.C. Reeves said. “The City of Pensacola’s enterprises play such an important role in generating revenue for the city without using taxpayer dollars, and it is critical to have leaders like Darryl to keep operations running efficiently. I look forward to seeing Pensacola Energy continue to thrive under his leadership.”