TECO Energy Inc. president and chief operating officer John B. Ramil has been
chosen to receive the 2006 Tampa Bay Ethics Award. The presentation will be made
at the 16th annual Tampa Bay Ethics Award Breakfast on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7:30
a.m. in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club. The award and breakfast are presented
by the UT Center for Ethics.
During Ramil’s 27-year career at TECO, his leadership roles have included
vice president-finance and chief financial officer, vice president-energy
services and planning, and a variety of positions in engineering, operations,
marketing, customer service and environmental support. Under his leadership,
TECO Energy is recognized as one of the nation’s leading environmentally
Also noted for serving the community as chairman of the Greater Tampa Bay
Chamber of Commerce, Ramil focused his chamber leadership on bringing a new
appreciation for diversity and emphasis on collaborative leadership into the
Tampa Bay community.
UT’s Center for Ethics began the annual recognition in 1991. Nominees are
considered for their responsibility, respect, trustworthiness, caring, justice
Previous honorees include Gov. Bob Martinez, Dr. H. Roy Kaplan, William Reece
Smith, Dr. Sylvia D. Campbell, Goliath Davis III, Gus Stavros and Jan Platt.
The 2006 Tampa Bay Ethics Award Breakfast is open to the public. For
additional information or to reserve an individual seat ($25) or a table for
eight ($150), contact Jennifer Brucker, coordinator of centers and institutes in
the John H. Sykes College of Business, at (813) 258-7415 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 15.