The individuals serving on the TECO Energy Center for Leadership Advisory Board come from various backgrounds and provide valuable insight. Its members offer advice and recommendations on program development, program implementation, evaluation and other matters of significance to the mission and goals of the center.

Advisory Board

Jeff Cathey 
Senior VP and Senior Military Affairs Expert-Military Segment
Bank of America 

Gena Cox, Ph.D.
Strategy & Executive Consulting
IBM Talent Management Solutions

Cameron Diehl
Financial Advisor
Raymond James Financial 

Tracy McPhail Reed, Ph.D.
Manager, Assessment and Organizational Development
TECO Services, Inc.

Erik Ronne 
Vice President and Senior Manager
T. Rowe Price

Jennis Thomas
Director, Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness
Vector Solutions

John Townsend, Ph.D.
Vice President

Ed Valaitis
Managing Partner
Edison Avenue

Rod Buchen
CEO and Senior Executive Coach
The Buchen Group

Donna Huska, Ph.D.
Director, Talent Management and Diversity
Publix, Corporate Office 

Pete Broding 
Head of Managed Services and Solutions

Jonathan Canger, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation


Frank Ghannadian, Ph.D.
Dean, Sykes College of Business
Director, TECO Energy Center for Leadership

Bella Galperin, Ph.D.
Professor, Management
Senior Associate Director, TECO Energy Center for Leadership

Deirdre Dixon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Management
Associate Director, TECO Energy Center for Leadership

Stephanie Thomason, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Management
Associate Director, TECO Energy Center for Leadership

Whitney Ortiz
Coordinator, Sykes College of Business Operations