People: TECO Energy Inc (TE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sherrill Hudson

71 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John Ramil

59 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sandra Callahan

62 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Accounting

Gordon Gillette

55 2009 President of Tampa Electric Company

Ryan Shell

49 2014 President of New Mexico Gas Company

Clark Taylor

65 2011 President of TECO Coal Corporation

Phil Barringer

61 2013 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President - Corporate Services

Charles Attal

55 2009 Senior Vice President-General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

James Ferman

71 1985 Independent Director

Evelyn Follit

68 2012 Independent Director

Joseph Lacher

69 2006 Independent Director

Loretta Penn

65 2005 Independent Director

Thompson Rankin

74 1997 Independent Director

William Rockford

69 2000 Independent Director

Paul Whiting

71 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sherrill Hudson

Mr. Sherrill W. Hudson is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of TECO Energy Inc. Mr. Hudson has been the non-executive Chairman of the company’s Board since January 2013, and prior to that was Executive Chairman of the Board from August 2010. Mr. Hudson was the company’s Chief Executive Officer from 2004 until August 2010. He was formerly the Managing Partner for the South Florida offices of the public accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche LLP, in Miami, Florida. Mr. Hudson brings significant leadership and business, finance and accounting experience and expertise gained through both his positions at TECO Energy and through his 37-year tenure at Deloitte & Touche, which included 19 years as the Managing Partner for the South Florida offices. His former position as our CEO provides valuable industry knowledge and risk management experience, which he also obtained through his oversight and advising of clients in the utility and other industries while at Deloitte & Touche. Also through his work at Deloitte & Touche, he has experience working with and exposure to many Board and management structures, and insight into the issues facing businesses, from financial and accounting, as well as operational, perspectives. His community service, through membership on the boards of several charitable and business organizations and committees, brings additional community involvement and recognition and leadership experience to the Board. Through his other board memberships, he is familiar with several other significant Florida companies, their governance and management structures, and the local business environment.

John Ramil

Mr. John B. Ramil is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of TECO Energy Inc., since August 2010. During his over 35-year career with the company, he has held several leadership positions, including as President and Chief Operating Officer of TECO Energy from 2004 until August 2010, President of Tampa Electric Company, Executive Vice President of TECO Energy, Chief Financial Officer for TECO Energy, and earlier as Vice President-Energy Services & Planning for Tampa Electric. He has also held a variety of positions in engineering, operations, marketing, customer service and environmental, and has served as president of various other TECO Energy subsidiaries. Mr. Ramil’s long tenure with the company, in a variety of positions, brings extensive knowledge of our businesses, our industry, and significant business, operating and leadership experience to the Board. His experience as TECO Energy’s Chief Financial Officer also provides additional financial expertise, and several of his positions, including his current role as Chief Executive Officer, bring risk management experience to the Board. In addition, through his work with non-profit and business groups, including his positions as Chairman of the Board of the University of South Florida and a board member of the Edison Electric Institute, Mr. Ramil provides community and industry involvement and recognition for the company, as well as expertise in leadership development and governance issues.

Sandra Callahan

Ms. Sandra W. Callahan, CPA, is Senior Vice President-Finance and Accounting and Chief Financial Officer (Chief Accounting Officer), TECO Energy, Inc., February 2011 to date, and Vice President-Finance and Accounting and Chief Financial Officer (Chief Accounting Officer), Tampa Electric Company, October 2009 to date; and Vice President-Finance and Accounting and Chief Financial Officer (Chief Accounting Officer), TECO Energy, Inc., October 2009 to February 2011.

Gordon Gillette

Mr. Gordon L. Gillette is President of Tampa Electric Company, a subsidiary of TECO Energy Inc. He is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TECO Energy, Inc., July 2004 to July 2009; President, TECO Guatemala, October 2004 to July 2009.

Ryan Shell

Mr. Ryan A. Shell is President of New Mexico Gas Company, Inc., a subsidiary of TECO Energy Inc. since Dec. 31, 2014 to date; Vice President of Finance and Shared Services, New Mexico Gas Company, Inc., September 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014; Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, New Mexico Gas Company, Inc., February 2013 to September 2014; and Vice President, Controller and Treasurer, New Mexico Gas Company, Inc., January 2009 to February 2013.

Clark Taylor

Mr. Clark Taylor is President of TECO Coal Corporation, a subsidiary of TECO Energy Inc. Mr. Taylor began his TECO Coal career with Gatliff Coal as controller and assistant secretary in 1985. Following a series of promotions at Gatliff Coal, he became vice president and controller of TECO Coal in 1992. Prior to joining TECO Coal, Taylor was area operations manager and financial analyst for Dun & Bradstreet, where he was in charge of the business information company’s office in Tulsa, Okla. He also was an accountant in a public accounting firm in Corbin, Ky., and served as general accounting manager for Shamrock Coal Co. Mr. Taylor 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.

Phil Barringer

Mr. Phil L. Barringer, Jr., is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of TECO Energy Inc., since Jan. 30, 2013 to date; Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Human Resources Officer, TECO Energy, Inc., Jan. 1, 2013 to Jan. 30, 2013; Chief Human Resources Officer and Procurement Officer, Tampa Electric Company, January 2013 to date; Vice President-Human Resources of TECO Energy, Inc. and Tampa Electric Company, July 2009 to December 2012; and President, TECO Guatemala, July 2009 to date (operating companies sold December 2012).

Charles Attal

Mr. Charles A. Attal, III, is Senior Vice President-General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of TECO Energy Inc. He is also General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Tampa Electric Company, June 2014 to date; and Senior Vice President-General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, TECO Energy, Inc. and General Counsel of Tampa Electric Company, February 2009 to June 2014.

James Ferman

Mr. James L. Ferman, Jr., is Independent Director of TECO Energy Inc. Mr. Ferman has been President of Ferman Motor Car Company, Inc., an automobile dealership business headquartered in Tampa, Florida, since prior to 2010. In addition to the directorships named above, he also serves as a Trustee on the Boards of Emory University and the University of Tampa. As a result of Mr. Ferman’s position as President of Ferman Motor Car Company, one of the largest vehicle dealership groups in the United States, Mr. Ferman brings significant business management and leadership experience to the Board. Also, his position at such a prominent Tampa-area business and his trustee position at the University of Tampa, as well as former chairman positions he has held at several local charitable and business organizations, such as at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, brings significant community involvement and recognition to the Board. These positions, and his former chairmanship of the Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Emory University, also provide additional leadership experience to the Board and additional insight to our Governance and Nominating Committee. Through his long tenure on our Board, he has gained significant industry knowledge and a long-term perspective on our businesses. His other directorships also provide experience in finance and risk management.

Evelyn Follit

Ms. Evelyn V. Follit is Independent Director of TECO Energy Inc. She has been President, Follit Associates Former Senior Vice President, RadioShack Corporation Other Directorships Beall’s, Inc. Ms. Follit has been the President of Follit Associates, a corporate technology and executive assessment consulting firm based in Tarpon Springs, Florida, since she founded the firm in 2007. From 1997 to 2005, she was an executive of RadioShack Corporation, a consumer electronics retail company, where she held the positions of Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Organizational Enabling Services Officer. Ms. Follit was previously a director of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. As a result of Ms. Follit’s over 20 years in leadership positions with major corporations, Ms. Follit brings significant business management and leadership experience to the Board, and in particular brings executive-level expertise to the Board in the areas of information technology, human resources and operations management. Her current consulting practice also allows her to provide the Board with her insight into the other industries her firm serves and current business trends. These positions, and her positions on the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board of Beall’s Inc., provide additional leadership experience and insight to the Board and its committees. Her current and former directorships also provide knowledge in finance and of local markets.

Joseph Lacher

Mr. Joseph P. Lacher is Independent Director of TECO Energy Inc. Mr. Lacher is the former President of Florida operations for BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., a telecommunications services company in Miami, Florida, serving in such role from 1991 until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Lacher’s tenure as former President of Florida operations for BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. provides significant leadership and management experience. This experience is especially relevant for our Board as it involved a business regulated by the same entity that regulates our Florida utility businesses, and therefore, he is familiar with the unique issues presented in this area. In addition, through this work, he has experience in dealing with deregulation issues. He is also the lead director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Perry Ellis International, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Goodwill Industries of South Florida, which provide additional board leadership experience and insight for our board committees.

Loretta Penn

Ms. Loretta A. Penn is Independent Director of TECO Energy Inc. Ms. Penn has served as the president of PECC, LLC, an executive coaching and consulting company based in Fairfax Station, Virginia, since she founded the company in 2013. She is the former President of Spherion Staffing Services, a division of SFN Group, Inc. (formerly known as Spherion Corporation), a staffing and professional services company, in McLean, Virginia, where she served in such role from December 2008 to December 2011. Ms. Penn also served as the Senior Vice President of SFN Group from November 2007 to December 2011. In addition to other executive-level experience in the recruiting and staffing industry, Ms. Penn was previously associated with the IBM Corporation for ten years in regional executive management, sales and marketing. Ms. Penn’s increasing levels of responsibility and seniority at Spherion, including her most recent position as the President of its largest division, provided valuable business, leadership and management experience. Her role at Spherion brought her into contact with executives in a diverse array of industries and areas of the country, and her insight into these other industries and current business trends is valuable to the Board. Her many years of experience in the recruiting and staffing industry provide expertise in human resources issues, which are important issues to our businesses and to our Compensation Committee. Through her decade-long tenure at IBM Corporation, she also has experience in the technology industry, which is an important area for our current operations and plans for the future.

Thompson Rankin

Mr. Thompson L. Rankin is Independent Director of TECO Energy Inc. Mr. Rankin has been an investor based in Tampa, Florida, since prior to 2010. Mr. Rankin is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lykes Energy, Inc. and Lykes Bros. Inc. Mr. Rankin was previously a director of Media General, Inc. Mr. Rankin brings significant industry experience to the Board through his leadership positions at Lykes Energy, Inc., the former holding company for Peoples Gas System. In addition to his knowledge of the gas utility industry, he has gained valuable experience in the electric utility industry through his tenure on our Board. His leadership role at Lykes Bros. Inc. provides experience in managing the operations of several other types of businesses, as well. His position at Lykes, as well as his investing experience, also provides important insight into finance matters. He was also on the Audit and Governance Committees of Media General, Inc., which provides additional insight and experience for the issues faced by our Board and its committees.

William Rockford

Mr. William D. Rockford is Independent Director of TECO Energy Inc. Mr. Rockford is the former President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Primary Energy Ventures LLC, a power generation company located in Oak Brook, Illinois. He is also a former Managing Director of the financial services company, Chase Securities Inc., in New York, New York, where his responsibilities included the Global Power, Project Finance and Environmental Group. Mr. Rockford provides valuable leadership, management and energy industry experience, obtained through his positions at Primary Energy Ventures. Through his nearly 30-year career at Chase, Mr. Rockford has experience in providing capital markets, corporate finance, project finance and merger and acquisition advice to the utility industry, which adds valuable expertise in these areas to both the Board and to the Finance Committee. Mr. Rockford also has experience in commercial banking, which provides additional finance and risk management expertise to the Board and its committees.

Paul Whiting

Mr. Paul L. Whiting is Independent Director of TECO Energy Inc. Mr. Whiting, has been the President of Seabreeze Holdings, Inc., a private investments company located in Tampa, Florida, since prior to 2009. Previously, Mr. Whiting held various positions within Spalding & Evenflo Companies, Inc., including Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. As a result of his experience at the Spalding & Evenflo Companies, Mr. Whiting provides leadership, financial and business experience and expertise. His other board and committee memberships, including as Chairman of the Board and member of the Audit Committee at Sykes Enterprises, provide additional leadership experience, as well as exposure to other governance structures, and additional financial and risk management experience. His notable community service, including as founder, Trustee and former Board President of the Academy Prep Center of Tampa, Inc., a full scholarship, private college preparatory middle school for low-income children, is important to a business such as ours which values involvement in the communities we serve.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Sherrill Hudson

1,179,810

John Ramil

5,338,570

Sandra Callahan

2,181,970

Gordon Gillette

2,258,590

Ryan Shell

--

Clark Taylor

--

Phil Barringer

1,406,590

Charles Attal

1,476,690

James Ferman

--

Evelyn Follit

--

Joseph Lacher

--

Loretta Penn

--

Thompson Rankin

--

William Rockford

--

Paul Whiting

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Sherrill Hudson

275,050 838,144

John Ramil

433,137 763,038

Sandra Callahan

8,656 30,989

Gordon Gillette

307,150 665,479

Ryan Shell

0 0

Clark Taylor

0 0

Phil Barringer

5,850 22,449

Charles Attal

8,100 29,849

James Ferman

0 0

Evelyn Follit

0 0

Joseph Lacher

0 0

Loretta Penn

0 0

Thompson Rankin

0 0

William Rockford

0 0

Paul Whiting

0 0
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