TJ Szelistowski

President, Tampa Electric & Peoples Gas Systems (Tampa)

TJ Szelistowski is president of Peoples Gas System, where he leads a team that provides clean, affordable natural gas to more than 375,000 customers across Florida. Peoples Gas is the largest gas distribution company in the state of Florida and is part of the Emera family of companies.

Szelistowski received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida.

Szelistowski began his career at Tampa Electric Co. and has more than 35 years of electric and gas utility experience, with positions of increasing responsibility, including director of Transmission and Distribution Operations, director of Energy Control Center, director of Labor Relations, and managing director of Regulatory Affairs.

Szelistowski is a member the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Power Engineering Society. He is a member of Leadership Tampa Class of 2003 and Leadership Florida Class XXXI. Szelistowski serves on the board of the Southern Gas Association and on the Tampa committee of the Coastal Conservation Association.

Szelistowski is married and has two grown children.