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TECO President Chosen for UT Ethics Award

Published: September 01, 2006

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 concerned companies.


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 and citizenship.  


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 by Friday, Sept. 15.