Gordon Gillette

President, Tampa Electric & Peoples Gas, Tampa

Gillette_Gordon_1696_1459Gordon L. Gillette is president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas Systems. He is responsible for the operations of both utilities, including Energy Supply, Electric and Natural Gas Delivery, Customer Care, Fuels Management, and Regulatory Affairs.

Gillette previously was executive vice president and chief financial officer for TECO Energy. Since joining Tampa Electric in 1981, Gillette has held leadership positions in Regulatory Affairs, Finance, Generation Planning and TECO Guatemala (then a subsidiary of TECO Energy).

Gillette received both his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida (USF). A licensed Professional Engineer, Gillette is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Florida Engineering Society. A graduate of The Tampa Connection Leadership Program and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, he has also completed doctoral level coursework in Industrial Engineering at USF.

Gillette serves on the board of the American Gas Association, chairing its Audit Committee and is chair of the American Gas Foundation. He serves on the boards of Enterprise Florida and is past chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, is chair of the Florida Coordinating Group, and is past chair of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council.

Gillette serves on the boards of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation and Positive Coaching Affiliation. Past chair of the USF Foundation, he currently serves as co-chairman of the USF Foundation’s Unstoppable Campaign. Gillette has also served as president of the board for the Children’s Museum of Tampa, chair of the Hillsborough County Education Foundation, and chair of the Leadership Council for the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.