John B. Ramil is president and chief executive officer of TECO Energy. He oversees TECO Energy's strategy and operations, including at its three major operating companies, Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas System and New Mexico Gas Co. Ramil was named to the company's board of directors in January 2008.
He joined Tampa Electric in March 1976 as a cooperative education student. In his four decades with the company, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including in engineering, operations, finance and environmental.
Ramil received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and honorary Doctorate degrees in Engineering from the University of South Florida (USF). In 1999, he was named USF's Distinguished Alumnus. In 2001, Ramil was appointed to USF's inaugural board of trustees, and he is currently the longest-serving trustee. He served for four years as chairman, until 2014. Ramil is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Ramil serves on the board of the Edison Electric Institute, an industry association, and on the boards of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, the Florida Council of 100, the Moffitt Cancer Center Institute and the Tampa Bay Partnership. Previously, he served on the boards of Enterprise Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100, the American Heart Association-Tampa Bay Heart Walk, InRoads Tampa Bay, the Southeastern Electric Exchange and the Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group.
Senior Vice President -
General Counsel and CLO, and CECO
Charles A. Attal III is senior vice president, general counsel, chief legal officer and chief ethics and compliance officer for TECO Energy Inc. Attal is responsible for the legal affairs, federal governmental affairs and ethics and compliance of the TECO group of companies.
Prior to joining TECO Energy in 2001, Attal worked at Troutman Sanders LLP. He spent the first 15 years of his legal career at Mobil Oil Corp. in New York, N.Y.; Fairfax, Va.; Singapore; London; and Hong Kong.
Attal received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy in 1981 from the University of South Carolina and his Master of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1982. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1985 from the University of South Carolina.
Attal has served on the board of trustees of the Lowry Park Zoological Society and is an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law.
Senior Vice President -
Finance & Accounting and CFO
Sandra W. "Sandy" Callahan is senior vice president of Finance and Accounting and TECO Energy's chief financial officer. She is responsible for all corporate and operational accounting functions, corporate taxes, investor relations, corporate finance and risk oversight.
Callahan joined TECO Energy in 1988 and has served in several corporate finance positions, including treasurer and chief accounting officer.
Before joining TECO Energy, Callahan was an audit manager with the Tampa office of Coopers & Lybrand, a public accounting firm that later became PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Callahan serves on the boards of directors of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association (FSIGA), where she chairs the finance and audit committees, and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, where she serves as audit chair. She also serves on the University of South Florida (USF) College of Business Administration Executive Advisory Council and on the boards of the USF Financing Corp. and USF Property Corp.
Senior Vice President -
Corporate Services and CHRO
Phil L. Barringer is TECO Energy's senior vice president of Corporate Services and chief human resources officer responsible for corporate Human Resources, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Purchasing & Contract Services, Facilities Services, Real Estate Services, Financial Services, Corporate Communications, Corporate Safety, Corporate Security and Emergency Management.
Since joining Tampa Electric in 1984, Barringer has held a variety of leadership positions, including president of TECO Guatemala, a former TECO Energy subsidiary, vice president and controller for Tampa Electric and TECO Energy. Prior to TECO Energy, he worked for Coopers & Lybrand as a staff auditor and held management positions in the banking industry.
Barringer received bachelor's degrees in Biology from Davidson College and Accounting from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of CPAs.
He is a member of the boards of the University of South Florida's Stavros Center for Economic Education and the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Previously he served as chairman for The Tampa Connection, a leadership program affiliated with United Way and the board of the Spring of Tampa Bay.
Vice President -
Information Technology & Telecommunications,
Karen Mincey is vice president of Information Technology and Telecommunications and chief information officer for TECO Energy.
Mincey leads a team of technical professionals responsible for TECO Energy's corporate computing systems. She joined TECO in 1990 and worked in Commercial & Industrial Marketing as well as Distribution Engineering.
She has been nationally recognized for her leadership in the Information Technology industry. Mincey has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University New Orleans.
Mincey serves on the boards of directors of Tallahassee-based Municode, the nation's leading codifier of local government ordinances, the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, and is past chair of the board of the Hillsborough Community College Foundation.
Brad Register is vice president of Human Resources for TECO Energy. He is responsible for leading the company's Human Resources department as well as the procurement, facility services and corporate safety functions.
Register previously served as the director of Compensation and Benefits in Human Resources. He joined Tampa Electric in 1985 as an associate engineer. Since then, Register has served in various engineering and management positions in Human Resources, Telecommunications, Facility Services, Energy Delivery, Energy Supply and Marketing
Register earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida. He also is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. He is a graduate of Leadership Florida.
Vice President -
Governance, Associate General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary
David E. Schwartz serves as vice president of Governance, associate general counsel and corporate secretary of TECO Energy.
Schwartz leads a group responsible for corporate governance matters; legal advice on financing matters, SEC reporting and other public disclosures; and the corporate administration for the company and its subsidiaries.
Schwartz received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining TECO Energy in 1992, he was an associate with the law firm of Baker & Botts in Houston.
Schwartz serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Tampa Theatre and the advisory committees of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals Southeastern Chapter and the Florida Directors' Institute. Schwartz formerly served as president of the Association of Corporate Counsel's West Central Florida Chapter and as chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Corporate Counsel Section.
Gordon L. Gillette is president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas Systems. He is responsible for the operations of both utilities, including Energy Supply, Electric and Natural Gas Delivery, Customer Care, Fuels Management, and Regulatory Affairs.
Gillette previously was executive vice president and chief financial officer for TECO Energy. Since joining Tampa Electric in 1981, Gillette has held leadership positions in Regulatory Affairs, Finance, Generation Planning and TECO Guatemala (then a subsidiary of TECO Energy).
Gillette received both his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida (USF). A licensed Professional Engineer, Gillette is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Florida Engineering Society. A graduate of The Tampa Connection Leadership Program and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, he has also completed doctoral level coursework in Industrial Engineering at USF.
Gillette serves on the board of the American Gas Association, chairing its Audit Committee and is chair of the American Gas Foundation. He serves on the boards of Enterprise Florida and is past chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, is chair of the Florida Coordinating Group, and is past chair of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council.
Gillette serves on the boards of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation and Positive Coaching Affiliation. Past chair of the USF Foundation, he currently serves as co-chairman of the USF Foundation's Unstoppable Campaign. Gillette has also served as president of the board for the Children's Museum of Tampa, chair of the Hillsborough County Education Foundation, and chair of the Leadership Council for the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.
Thomas L. "Tom" Hernandez is vice president of Energy Supply for Tampa Electric. He is responsible for the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of nearly 5,000 megawatts of coal- and natural gas-fueled generating capacity at four power plant sites. Hernandez also is responsible for generation planning, operations planning, engineering, construction, environmental planning and compliance, warehousing, combustion byproducts management and marketing.
Previously, Hernandez was vice president of Energy Delivery and Customer Services and vice president of Regulatory Affairs. He joined Tampa Electric in August 1982 as an associate engineer in the Production Department. During his career with the company, he has held a variety of positions in operations, engineering, planning, marketing, fuels and environmental.
Hernandez received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Hernandez serves on the board of The Florida Aquarium. He previously served eight years on the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, including as chair and treasurer. He is a past executive board member and chair of the Resource Working Group of the Florida Electric Power Coordination Group.
Charles O. "Chuck" Hinson is vice president of State and Community Relations at Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. He manages state governmental affairs, local community and governmental affairs, and franchise renewals for TECO Energy's electric and natural gas utilities.
Hinson joined TECO Energy in 1994 as director of State Governmental Affairs. Previously, Hinson worked in State Governmental Affairs at Centel/Sprint Corp. and the Florida Dental Association. Prior to that, he served as an aide to then-Gov. Bob Graham and worked as a communications specialist/policy analyst with the Florida Energy Office.
Hinson earned his bachelor's degree in history from the University of West Florida.
Hinson serves on the boards of the Associated Industries of Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Bay Political Leadership Institute. He also chairs the Associated Industries political action committee. Hinson previously served on the board of directors of Tax Watch, Keep Florida Beautiful and the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists.
Vice President -
Marketing, Customer Service, Business
Development and Fuels Operations
Bruce Narzissenfeld is vice president of Marketing, Customer Service, Business Management and Fuels Operations. He is responsible for the business functions that directly connect with the customers and communities served by Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas.
Narzissenfeld also oversees TECO Partners, an unregulated company focused on energy-related sales and marketing. He is vice president of SeaCoast Gas Transmission LLC.
Narzissenfeld joined Tampa Electric in 1985 and has held various leadership positions at TECO Energy subsidiaries, including Peoples Gas. Prior to joining TECO Energy, he worked as a public accountant with Arthur Andersen.
Narzissenfeld earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Florida, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tampa. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs. He also is a member of the American Gas Association and the Florida Natural Gas Association.
Narzissenfeld serves on the boards of the Southern Gas Association, Associated Gas Distributors of Florida, Visit Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Sports Commission. Previously, he served on the boards of Meals on Wheels of Tampa and Family Services of Tampa.
T.J. Szelistowski is vice president of Gas Delivery for Peoples Gas where he leads a team responsible for the operation and maintenance of the company's approximately 12,500 miles of distribution mains and 160 miles of transmission lines that provide natural gas service to more than 365,000 customers in most of the metropolitan areas of Florida.
A Professional Engineer, Szelistowski has a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a MBA from the University of Tampa. He has more than 32 years of electric and gas utility experience at Tampa Electric working in a number of engineering and management positions, including director of T&D Operations, director of Energy Control Center, director of Engineering and Operations Services, and managing director of Regulatory Affairs.
Bill Whale is senior vice president of Electric Delivery for Tampa Electric where he is responsible for delivering electricity to the company's nearly 725,000 customers in West Central Florida.
He has served in several leadership roles in his more than 30 years at TECO Energy, including vice president of Operations at TECO Transport, vice president of Energy Supply, vice president of Energy Delivery Operations & Engineering, and vice president and senior vice president of Electric & Gas Delivery at Tampa Electric.
A retired U.S. Navy captain, Whale has a bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, a Master of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Tampa. Whale is a professional engineer and a U.S. Coast Guard third assistant engineer.
Whale serves on the board of the American Red Cross Central Florida Region.
Ryan Shell is the president of New Mexico Gas Co., the largest natural gas utility in New Mexico. He leads all strategic and day-to-day aspects of the company, including gas supply, gas delivery, operations, engineering, regulatory affairs and customer service.
Shell joined the company in 2009. He previously served as vice president of Finance, treasurer and controller. Prior to joining NMGC, Ryan worked in various financial roles at SEMCO Energy, a natural gas utility with operations in Michigan and Alaska. Earlier, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant at BDO Seidman, a national accounting and consulting firm.
Shell received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oakland University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.
He currently serves on the boards of Albuquerque Economic Development, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management Foundation, the Western Energy Institute and the Midwest Energy Association.
Ed Kacer is the vice president of Operations and Engineering for New Mexico Gas Co. Kacer oversees Gas Delivery, Engineering, Gas Control, Gas Procurement, Operations Compliance, Inventory Management and Corporate Safety.
Prior to joining the company in 2012, Kacer served as the general manager at Energy West Montana in Great Falls, Mont., where his duties included operations, engineering, compliance, safety, customer service and credit. Previously, he worked in management and engineering roles at Nicor Gas and Cedar Falls Utilities.
Kacer received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and also is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Tom Domme is the vice president of External Affairs and general counsel for New Mexico Gas Co. He oversees all legal activities and filings for NMGC. Domme is responsible for Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Government and Tribal Relations, Community Affairs and Real Estate.
Domme is a native of Albuquerque. He graduated with his juris doctorate from Georgetown University. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Before attending college, Domme served in the U.S. Navy.
Before joining the New Mexico Gas Co. in June 2009, Domme was a partner with Keleher & McLeod P.A. Prior to that, Domme worked at Miller Stratvert P.A., where he represented utilities.
Domme serves on the board of the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and NAIOP, a commercial real estate development group. He previously served on the board of directors for the Albuquerque Bar Association and on the Board of Legal Specialization for the state of New Mexico, and as its chairman until 2009.
Tommy Sanders is the vice president of Customer and Support Services for New Mexico Gas Co. Sanders is responsible for the Contact Center, Business Development and Marketing, Corporate Communications, Billing and Credit, Human Resources, Supply Chain, and Information Technology and Telecommunications.
He joined the company in 1982 and has worked in regional gas operations, gas acquisitions, transportation, marketing, gas control and transmission and compressor operations. He has served as an expert witness with the Public Regulation Commission and as a company representative in pipeline cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Sanders graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He is a New Mexico Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Mexico State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He is a member of the Western Energy Institute, the Southern Gas Association and the American Gas Association. Sanders previously served as a board member for the Sandoval Chamber of Commerce, has held several leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America and is a graduate of the Leadership Albuquerque program.