TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2012--
TECO Energy (NYSE: TE) has named Evelyn Follit to the board of directors
and its Audit Committee. Like other TECO Energy directors, she also will
serve on the board of the company’s principal subsidiary, Tampa Electric
Follit has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions with
major corporations in the areas of information technology, human
resources and operations management.
TECO Energy Executive Chairman Sherrill Hudson said, “Evelyn is a proven
leader, with decades of experience in corporate technology and strategy,
and she is an excellent addition to our board.”
Since 2007, Follit has run Follit Associates, a consulting practice
specializing in corporate technology assessment and executive career
strategy. She previously worked for RadioShack Corp., where she held
executive positions including senior vice president, chief
organizational enabling services officer and chief information officer.
Prior to joining RadioShack, Follit served as vice president of Global
Operations Engineering for A.C. Nielsen. She worked at The Dun &
Bradstreet Corp. for a dozen years, most recently as global leader of
technology and planning. She also previously worked at ITT and IBM.
Follit has a Master of Business Administration in finance and
information systems from Pace University, and a Bachelor of Arts in
mathematics from City University of New York.
Follit also is a member of the boards of directors of Bealls Inc., where
she also serves on the Audit and Compensation committees, and of
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., where she also serves on the Audit Committee.
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). Other subsidiaries include TECO Coal, which owns and
operates coal production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia, and TECO
Guatemala, which is engaged in electric power generation and
energy-related businesses in Guatemala.
Source: TECO Energy, Inc.
TECO Energy, Inc.
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