TECO Energy Promotes Deirdre Brown, Phil Barringer and William Whale to Senior Positions

Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:18pm EST

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TAMPA, Fla.--(Business Wire)--
John Ramil, president and chief executive officer of TECO Energy, today
announced the promotions of Deirdre "Dee" Brown and Phil Barringer to senior
vice president after assuming additional responsibilities following the
retirement of Clint Childress, senior vice president of corporate services and
chief human resource officer, on Dec. 31.

Dee Brown was promoted today to senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and
Technology and chief ethics and compliance officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Gordon Gillette, president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas, also named William
"Bill" Whale to the position of senior vice president. 

Brown was promoted to senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Technology
and chief ethics and compliance officer. She joined TECO Energy in 1990 as an
internal auditor. Since 2009, she has served as vice president of Business
Strategy and Compliance. 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. 

Barringer was promoted to senior vice president of Corporate Services and chief
human resources officer. He joined Tampa Electric in 1984 as an accountant. Most
recently, he was president of TECO Guatemala and vice president of Human
Resources. Barringer received a bachelor's degree in biology from Davidson
College, a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of South Florida.

"Dee and Phil have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities throughout
their careers. Each has a very broad and significant span of responsibilities at
TECO Energy, and they have earned their positions through excellent
performance," Ramil said. "They will continue to serve our company, our
customers and our team members well." 

Whale was promoted to senior vice president of Electric and Gas Delivery for
Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. His career with the company spans 33 years. In
2009, he assumed responsibility for electric energy delivery and gas operations.
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. 

"Bill is a seasoned professional," Gillette said. "He has done a great job
leading day-to-day operations for both electric and natural gas delivery
operations, and his senior leadership will be pivotal with the challenges TECO
Energy and the industry face." 

TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE) is an energy-related holding company. Its principal
subsidiary, Tampa Electric Company , is a regulated utility in Florida with both
electric and gas divisions (Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System ). Its other
major subsidiary, TECO Coal, owns and operates coal production facilities in
Kentucky and Virginia.

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