Gordon Gillette

President, TECO Energy

Chapter Board Members - Tampa Bay

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 Tamp, past chairman of the University of South Florida Foundation, past chairman of the Board of the Hillsborough County Education Foundation, past chair of the Leadership Council for the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, and past 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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