Executive Leadership

TECO Energy

J. Ramil
John Ramil
President and CEO

C. Attal
Chuck Attal
Senior Vice President -
General Counsel and CLO, and CECO

D. Brown
Deirdre A. Brown
Senior Vice President -
Corporate Strategy and Chief Integration Officer

S. Callahan
Sandra W. Callahan
Senior Vice President -
Finance & Accounting and CFO

P. Barringer
Phil Barringer
Senior Vice President-
Corporate Services and CHRO


K. Mincey
Karen Mincey
Vice President -
Information Technology & Telecommunications, and CIO

D. Schwartz
David E. Schwartz
Vice President -
Governance,
Associate General
Counsel and
Corporate Secretary



Tampa Electric & Peoples Gas

G. Gillette
Gordon Gillette
President

T. Hernandez
Thomas L. Hernandez
Vice President -
Energy Supply

C. Hinson
Charles O. Hinson III
Vice President -
State & Community Relations

B. Narzissenfeld
Bruce Narzissenfeld
Vice President -
Marketing, Customer
Service, Business
Development and Fuels
Operations

B. Whale
William T. Whale
Senior Vice President -
Electric & Gas Delivery


TECO Coal

C. Taylor
Clark Taylor
President

B. Meece
Bruce Meece
Administration &
Strategic Planning

J. Lee
David W. Potter
Vice President -
Sales

W. Stark
William A. Stark
Vice President &
Controller

R. Zik
Robert Zik
Vice President -
Operations

John Ramil

John Ramil

President and CEO

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John B. Ramil was named President and Chief Executive Officer of TECO Energy in August 2010. Before that, Ramil had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2004. He is intimately involved in overseeing TECO Energy's operations – including three operating companies, Tampa Electric, Peoples Gas and TECO Coal – and the implementation of corporate strategies. Ramil was named to the company's Board of Directors in January 2008.

He was formerly President of Tampa Electric Company, and Executive Vice President of its holding company, TECO Energy. Ramil also has served as Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer for TECO Energy, and earlier as Vice President-Energy Services & Planning for Tampa Electric. He has held a variety of positions in engineering, operations, marketing, customer service and environmental. He also has served as president of various other TECO Energy subsidiaries.

He joined Tampa Electric in March 1976 as a cooperative education student while attending the University of South Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Engineering. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and has attended several post-graduate courses, including The Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Ramil was elected in June 2010 to the board of the Edison Electric Institute, the industry association for investor-owned electric companies in the United States that provides public policy leadership, critical industry data, market opportunities, strategic business intelligence and more. He also sits on the corporate board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc.

In 2001, he was appointed by Florida Governor Jeb Bush to the charter Board of Trustees of the University of South Florida, and was elected chair of the board in June 2010. He also serves on the boards of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and is a past chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the American Heart Association-Tampa Bay Heart Walk, InRoads Tampa Bay, the Southeastern Electric Exchange and the Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group.

He has been involved in several youth activities, including coaching soccer and baseball.

He is married and has a daughter and a son.

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Charles A. Attal III

Chuck Attal

Senior Vice President -
General Counsel and CLO, and CECO

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Charles A. Attal III was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for TECO Energy Inc. in February 2009. Before that, he had held the positions of Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer since July 1, 2007. In his current position, Mr. Attal is responsible for the legal affairs and state and federal governmental affairs of the TECO group of companies. Aside from his management responsibilities, Mr. Attal performs legal work in the areas of general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance and general commercial matters.

Mr. Attal joined TECO Energy as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel on September 17, 2001, to manage the day-to-day legal affairs of the TECO Energy Legal Department, including all of the litigation for the TECO group of companies. In addition, he has handled a myriad of significant transactions in the independent power sector, including the sale of TECO Power Services' merchant facilities as TECO Power Services exited that sector. He also negotiated and supervised the establishment of over 100 bilateral trading master agreements for gas, power and derivatives and the related credit support.

Immediately prior to joining TECO Energy, Mr. Attal was Of Counsel to the Atlanta-based law firm of Troutman Sanders LLP from May 2000 until August 2001. While at Troutman, Mr. Attal focused his practice on Project Finance and Development in the energy industry, as well as Energy Marketing and Trading and Derivatives.

Mr. Attal spent the first 15 years of his legal career in various positions at Mobil Oil Corp. at its headquarters in New York City, and then, in Fairfax, Virginia; Singapore; London; and Hong Kong, where he was a Director and General Counsel of Mobil Oil Hong Kong. While at Mobil, Mr. Attal handled significant transactions in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, England, Austria, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Cyprus, Turkey, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and the Peoples Republic of China.

Mr. Attal received his J.D. in 1985 from the University of South Carolina, where he was an Articles Editor for the South Carolina Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif and a member of the Wig and Robe. Mr. Attal was awarded an Eagleton Fellowship by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and received his Master of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1982. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in Philosophy in 1981 from the University of South Carolina, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Attal is admitted to practice law in New York and in Georgia and is an Authorized in House Counsel in Florida. He also has been admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and for the Northern District of Georgia. Mr. Attal has served on the Board of Trustees of the Lowry Park Zoological Society.

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Deirdre A. "Dee" Brown

Dee Brown

Senior Vice President -
Corporate Strategy
and Chief Integration Officer

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Dee Brown was promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Technology, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer in January 2013, after assuming responsibility for Information Technology & Telecommunications in November 2012 to better align the organization. Brown led the Business Strategy and Compliance Department, responsible for Strategic and Business Analysis, Energy Policy, Corporate Compliance, Audit Services, Corporate Communications, and Efficiency and Productivity Improvements from 2009 until her promotion in January.

Previously, she served as Vice President of Customer Service and Regulatory Affairs. In that role, Brown was responsible for customer service at Tampa Electric and for TECO Energy's regulatory activities for Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Florida Public Service Commission.

She joined TECO Energy in 1990 as an internal auditor in the company's Audit Services Department. From there, Brown worked as an administrator in the Health Benefits section of Human Resources, developing and implementing strategies to reduce health care costs, and providing financial support to other areas of the department. Between 1995 and 1998, Brown served as Director of TECO Energy's Audit Services group, directing the company's internal auditing function. In 1998, Brown became Director of Regulatory Affairs for Tampa Electric and, in 2001 she was appointed Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for TECO Energy.

Brown received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University, and received a Master of Business Administration in Management from the University of South Florida, earning summa cum laude honors. Brown has attended several post-graduate courses, including The Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.

Brown is active with several local community organizations. She serves on the regional board of Junior Achievement of West Coast Florida and is the President of The Centre for Women's board of directors. Brown also serves on the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay's Women in Action committee. Additionally, she is a board member for TECO Energy's federal and state political action committees.

Brown is a Tampa Bay native and resides in Tampa.

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Sandra W. "Sandy" Callahan

Sandy Callahan

Senior Vice President -
Finance & Accounting and CFO

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In July 2009, Sandra W. “Sandy” Callahan was named Vice President of Finance and Accounting and Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for all corporate and operational accounting functions, corporate taxes, investor relations, corporate finance and risk oversight. Previously, Callahan was Vice President of Treasury and Risk Management for TECO Energy and served as the company's Chief Accounting Officer. She joined TECO Energy in 1988 as Director of Internal Audit and served in several corporate finance positions before being named Treasurer in 1995.

Before joining TECO Energy, Callahan was an audit manager with the Tampa office of Coopers & Lybrand, a major public accounting firm.

Callahan serves on the board of directors for Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, including its finance committee; the Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association (FSIGA), where she sits on the finance and audit committees; and the Tampa Club. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Council for the University of South Florida's College of Business Administration.

She graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, and attended the University of South Florida in Tampa before sitting for the Certified Public Accountant examination in 1981. She earned state and national honors for that examination and has been a licensed CPA in Florida since that time.

She and her husband Tom live in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Phil Barringer

Phil Barringer

Senior Vice President -
Corporate Services and CHRO

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In January 2013, Phil L. Barringer was promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Human Resources Officer. Two months prior, Barringer had been named Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Human Resources Officer. He is responsible for TECO Energy's corporate human resources activities, and the corporate support services of Purchasing and Contract Services, Facilities Services, Real Estate Services, Financial Services, Corporate Security and Emergency Management, and Corporate Safety.

From July 2009 until November 2012, Barringer was President of TECO Guatemala and Vice President of Human Resources, responsible for all aspects of TECO Guatemala's operations, including generation and energy sales, and for TECO Energy's corporate human resources.

Previously, he served as Vice President-Controller, Operations, for TECO Energy since 2003. Before that, Barringer was Vice President-Controller for Tampa Electric. And prior to that, he held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Assistant Controller, Director of Pricing and Financial Analysis and Director of Business Planning, since joining Tampa Electric in 1984.

Prior to his career with Tampa Electric, Barringer worked for Coopers & Lybrand as a staff auditor and held management positions in the banking industry for six years.

Barringer received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Davidson College and a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of CPAs.

Barringer is a board member for the University of South Florida's Stavros Center for Economic Education and a member of the board of trustees and audit committee for the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Previous community involvement included serving as a board member of the Spring of Tampa Bay and as board member and then Chairman of the Board for The Tampa Connection, a leadership program affiliated with United Way.

Barringer is married and has two children.

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Karen Mincey

Karen Mincey

Vice President -
Information Technology & Telecommunications,
and CIO

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Karen has worked in the electric utility industry for 30 years.

As CIO and vice president of Information Technology & Telecommunications, Karen leads a team of technical professionals responsible for TECO Energy's corporate computing systems. Under her leadership, TECO Energy has been recognized several times as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" and among the "Top 500 Companies in Technology Innovation."

Karen serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, and is a past chair of the board of the Hillsborough Community College Foundation. Other community services Karen is involved in are Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the church ministries at Bible-Based Fellowship Church in Tampa.

Nationally, Karen received the first-ever Woman of Color in Technology "Chairman's Award," recognizing the achievements of the nation's top minority engineers, scientists and technologists. In February 2010, she was listed as one of Black Enterprise's 75 Most Powerful Women in Business, and in November 2010, the 129-year-old American Association of University Women selected Karen as a "Woman of Distinction" for exhibiting professional excellence in her field, providing leadership and working to promote education and social justice.

Karen 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.

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David E. Schwartz

David Schwartz

Vice President -
Governance, Associate General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary

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David E. Schwartz has served as Vice President-Governance, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of TECO Energy since 2007. He has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the legal area since joining TECO Energy in 1992.

As Corporate Secretary, Schwartz leads a group responsible for corporate governance matters, including the company's proxy statement and annual meeting of shareholders, meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees, insider trading compliance and reporting, matters involving the New York Stock Exchange, and the corporate administration for the company and all of its subsidiaries. Schwartz also provides advice with respect to SEC filings and other public disclosures, securities issuances, corporate transactions, investor relations matters, and the company's director and executive compensation programs.

Schwartz received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas (at Austin). Prior to joining TECO Energy, he was an attorney with the firm of Baker & Botts in Houston. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and Texas.

Schwartz serves on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Theatre and the Executive Board of Congregation Schaarai Zedek. He 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. He serves on the advisory committee for the Florida Directors' Institute and is also active in the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

Schwartz is married and has a son and a daughter. He is an avid tennis player.

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Gordon L. Gillette

Gordon L. Gillette

President

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In July 2009, Gordon L. Gillette was promoted to President of both Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas, combining the functions and operations of electric and gas under one management team for the first time at TECO Energy. He is responsible for operations of the utilities, including Energy Supply, Energy Delivery Operations and Engineering, Customer Care, Fuels Management, and Regulatory Affairs.

Gillette had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TECO Energy since July 2004, which followed his 2001 promotion to Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He also served as President of TECO Guatemala, a TECO Energy subsidiary.

Previously, Gillette was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, a role he had held since March 1998. He served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for TECO Energy since April 1997.

He joined Tampa Electric in 1981 as an engineer and worked in the production and planning areas. He was promoted to Manager of Generation Planning in May 1986. He later served as Manager of Bulk Power and Generation Planning and then became Director of Project Services for TECO Power Services, responsible for fuel procurement, environmental permitting and compliance, and power sales contract administration.

In November 1994, he was promoted to Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Tampa Electric, and in November 1995, was named Vice President of Regulatory and Business Strategy for Tampa Electric.

He is a graduate of the Tampa Connection. He is past president of the Board of Directors for the Children's Museum of Tampa. He is past chairman of the Board of the Hillsborough County Education Foundation and currently serves as chair of the Leadership Council for the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. He serves as vice chairman of the University of South Florida Foundation and as a Board member for the Tampa Museum of Art.

Gillette is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Florida Engineering Society.

Gillette received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1981 and his Master of Science in Engineering Management in 1985.

He is married and has a son and a daughter.

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Thomas L. Hernandez

Thomas L. Hernandez

Vice President -
Energy Supply

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Thomas L. Hernandez was named Vice President of Energy Supply of Tampa Electric in January 2006. He is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of 4,700 MW of generating capacity at four power plant sites. Hernandez is also responsible for generation planning, operations planning, engineering, construction, environmental planning and compliance, warehousing and combustion by-products management.

Hernandez was formerly Vice President of Energy Delivery and Customer Services for Tampa Electric since 2003 and Vice President of Energy Delivery since 2001. He also served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for TECO Energy in 1998 prior to Energy Delivery. During his career with the company he has held a variety of positions in operations, engineering, planning, business strategies, marketing, fuels and environmental.

He joined Tampa Electric in August 1982 as an Associate Engineer in the Production Department after graduating from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

In 2001, he was appointed by Florida Governor Jeb Bush to the Children's Board of Hillsborough County where he served as the Treasurer and Chair of the Board during two consecutive four-year terms. He currently serves on the Operating Board and Executive Committee of the Florida Aquarium and is a past Chair of the Resource Working Group and Executive Board Member of the Florida Electric Power Coordination Group.

He has actively supported several youth and community activities and events in the Tampa Bay area throughout his career.

Hernandez is married and has two sons and one daughter.

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Charles O. Hinson III

Charles O. Hinson III

Vice President -
State & Community Relations

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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. His team works closely with Marketing, Wholesale Power and Fuels Management, Electric and Gas Delivery, and Energy Supply at Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. Most recently, Chuck was TECO Energy's Vice President of Governmental Affairs, and will continue to represent TECO Energy at the state level.

Hinson joined TECO Energy in 1994 as Director of State Governmental Affairs, and was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 1998 and Vice President in 2000. Previously, Hinson served as Director of State Governmental Affairs of Florida for Centel/Sprint Corp. from 1988-94, and Director of State Governmental Affairs for the Florida Dental Association from1980-88.

From 1979-80, Hinson served as an aide to then-Gov. Bob Graham as a liaison with several state agencies and as a member of the crisis management team. From 1977-79, Hinson was 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, TaxWatch , and the Tampa Bay Political Leadership institute. He also chairs the Associated Industries PAC. From 1990 to 2000, Hinson served on the board of directors of Keep Florida Beautiful, the final year as chairman. He also served on the board of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists from 2003 to 2010. Hinson also was active in youth soccer organizations from 1995-2008.

Hinson resides in both Tallahassee and Tampa, and has a college-age son.

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Bruce Narzissenfeld

Bruce Narzissenfeld

Marketing, Customer Service, Business
Development and Fuels Operations

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Bruce Narzissenfeld became Vice President of Marketing, Customer Service, Business Development and Fuels Operations in 2011. He was named Vice President of Customer Care and Fuels Management in August 2009, 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, and the community relations functions for both utilities.

In addition, Narzissenfeld serves as President of TECO Clean Advantage, which provides consulting, engineering and training to clients considering natural gas for commercial fleet operations. He is President of TECO Energy Services and Vice President of SeaCoast Gas Transmission LLC.

Narzissenfeld joined Tampa Electric in 1985 to work with Regulatory Controls and Budgets before moving on to become the assistant controller for TECO Transport. In 1998, he became the assistant controller for Peoples Gas. He was named Vice President of Operations for Peoples Gas in 2006.

Before coming to 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 an active participant in the American Gas Association, Southern Gas Association, Associated Gas Distributors of Florida and the Florida Natural Gas Association. Additionally, Narzissenfeld serves on the board of Tampa Bay & Company and Meals on Wheels of Tampa.

He is a 2008 alumnus of Leadership Tampa, and he served on the board of directors for Family Services of Tampa.

Narzissenfeld is married with two children.

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William T. "Bill" Whale

William T. 'Bill' Whale

Senior Vice President -
Electric & Gas Delivery

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In January 2013, Bill Whale was promoted to Senior Vice President of Electric & Gas Delivery for the combined utility of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. He was named Vice President of Electric & Gas Delivery for Tampa Electric Company in August 2009. Before that, he was Vice President of Energy Delivery since 2006. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Energy Supply and earlier as Vice President of Business Development for TECO Energy's TECO Transport subsidiary.

In his career with TECO Energy, Whale also has served as Vice President of Operations for TECO Bulk Terminal (formerly Electro-Coal Transfer), Director of Operations for TECO Power Services (now, TECO Wholesale Generation) and General Manager of Hardee Power Station. He also held a variety of engineering, administrative and technical positions within Tampa Electric's fleet of power plants.

Whale received his bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering from the United States 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. Before joining Tampa Electric, Whale sailed as a marine engineer on various vessels under the flag of the United States. Whale retired from the United States Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain. He held three Commanding Officer tours and one Executive Officer tour.

Whale holds a professional engineer's license with the state of Florida and a United States Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer License.

He is married and has two daughters and two sons.

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Clark Taylor

Clark Taylor

President

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Clark Taylor is President of TECO Coal Corp., a subsidiary of TECO Energy. In this role, he is responsible for all TECO Coal operations, including Gatliff Coal Co., Rich Mountain Coal Co., Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Co., Premier Elkhorn Coal Co., Pike-Letcher Land, and Perry County Coal Corp.

Taylor began with Gatliff Coal as Controller and Assistant Secretary in April 1985. In April 1986, he was promoted to Controller and Assistant Treasurer. In April 1988, he was promoted to Vice President and Controller of Gatliff Coal Co. In December 1992, he became Vice President and Controller of TECO Coal Corp. In April 2011, he was promoted to his present position at TECO Coal.

Prior to his employment with TECO, Taylor served as Area Operations Manager and Financial Analyst for Dun & Bradstreet, in charge of the Tulsa, Okla., area office. He also had been employed as an accountant in a public accounting firm in Corbin, Ky. Immediately prior to his employment, Taylor served as General Accounting Manager for Shamrock Coal Co. Inc.

Clark received a Bachelor of Arts from Union College in 1971. He is licensed in Kentucky as a certified public accountant and is a member of both the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also is a member of the tax division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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David W. Potter

David W. Potter

Vice President -
Sales

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David W. Potter is Vice President of Sales for TECO Coal Corp., a subsidiary of TECO Energy. He is responsible for the sales and marketing of coal from Gatliff Coal Co., Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Co., Premier Elkhorn Coal Co. and Perry County Coal Corp.

Previously he was Director of Metallurgical Coal Sales with TECO Coal. In that role, his responsibilities included developing domestic and international steel customers and overseeing transportation.

Potter began with TECO Coal Corporation as Manager of Metallurgical and Export Coal Sales in February 1992. In January 2001 he was promoted to Director of Metallurgical Coal Sales.

Prior to joining TECO Coal, Potter was a partner in various family-owned mining companies, including Crystal Coal Corporation and Potter Mining Company.

Potter received a bachelor 's degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky in 1973. He serves on the board of directors of the National Mining Association in Washington, D.C.

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Bruce Meece

Bruce Meece

Vice President -
Administration & Strategic Planning

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Bruce Meece is Vice President of Administration & Strategic Planning for TECO Coal Corp., a subsidiary of TECO Energy. He is responsible for Property Management and Administration and Safety, Purchasing, Environmental and Human Resources for all TECO Coal operations, including Gatliff Coal Co., Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Co., Premier Elkhorn Coal Co., Pike Letcher Land Co. and Perry County Coal Corp.

Meece began with TECO Energy as an engineer in December 1978. His duties have encompassed the following positions: Deep Mine Face Foreman, Supervisor of Engineering, Manager of Mineral Acquisition & Technical Services, Chief Engineer, Director of Engineering, Director of Property Development and Director of Administration & Strategic Planning. He was promoted to his present position in July 1995.

Meece received an Associate of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Somerset Community College and is a registered Professional Engineer, a registered Land Surveyor, a certified Kentucky Surface Mine Foreman and a certified Kentucky Underground Mine Foreman.

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William A. "Bill" Stark

Bill Stark

Vice President & Controller

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William A. "Bill" Stark is Vice President & Controller of TECO Coal Corp., a subsidiary of TECO Energy. In this role, he is responsible for all financial functions for TECO Coal operations, including Gatliff Coal Co., Rich Mountain Coal Co., Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Co., Premier Elkhorn Coal Co., Pike-Letcher Land Co. and Perry County Coal Corp.

Previously, he was Director of Financial Planning & Assistant Controller of TECO Coal with responsibilities for financial planning, state and federal tax matters and ensuring the financial records for TECO Coal operations.

Stark began with Gatliff Coal Co. as Manager of Special Accounting Services in April 1986. He was promoted to Assistant Controller in February 1988 and became Assistant Controller of TECO Coal Corp. in December 1992. In January 2001, Stark was promoted to Director of Financial Planning & Assistant Controller. He was promoted to his present position on April 1, 2011.

Prior to joining TECO Coal, Stark was employed by Smith & Long, C.P.A., a public accounting firm in Corbin, KY. He has 10 years full-time experience in public accounting.

Stark received a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Kentucky University in 1976. He is licensed in Kentucky as a certified public accountant and is a member of both the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Robert "Bob" Zik

Bob Zik

Vice President -
Operations

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Bob Zik is Vice President of Operations for TECO Coal Corp., a subsidiary of TECO Energy. He is responsible for the operations of the mining subsidiaries of TECO Coal, including Gatliff Coal Co., Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Co., Premier Elkhorn Coal Co. and Perry County Coal Corp.

Zik was hired as a Production Manager for Gatliff Coal in November 1985. He was promoted to Director of Production in December 1989. In March 1992, he was promoted to Director of Engineering for Gatliff Coal and assumed that position for TECO Coal in December 1992. In May 1995, he was promoted to Director of Operations. Shortly thereafter, in July 1995, Zik became Vice President of Operations.

Zik held several positions with Midland Coal Co. and Blue Diamond Coal Co., including Project Engineer, Project Manager, Assistant Chief Engineer, Section Foreman, Chief Industrial Engineer and Pit Foreman. Just before joining TECO Energy, he was Chief Engineer for Stanford Coal Co. (formerly ZAPATA Fuels).

He received a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. In Kentucky, he is a certified Land Surveyor, a certified Underground Mine Foreman and a certified Surface Mine Foreman. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME and a member of the Kentucky Mining Institute.

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