Mrs. Lynne E. Tejeda, General Manager & CEO, has been employed by the utility since January 1989, most recently as Assistant General Manager & COO, prior to being appointed General Manager & CEO in December 2005. Mrs. Tejeda is responsible for the day-to-day management of the utility, implementing the decisions of the Utility Board with respect to utility operations, and keeping the Board informed of the status of the utility. Mrs. Tejeda is active in the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) serving as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Secretary of the Board of Directors. She is also active with the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), where she is a Past President. Mrs. Tejeda participates in the American Public Power Association where she is a past Board of Directors member. Mrs. Tejeda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Journalism, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Tejeda is a Certified Public Manager and a graduate of the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program. Mrs. Tejeda is currently serving on the Board of the Key West Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. John ‘Jack’ Wetzler, Assistant General Manager & CFO, has been employed by the utility since April 1992, most recently as Director of Finance and CFO, prior to being appointed Assistant General Manager & CFO in December 2005. Mr. Wetzler is responsible for Finance, Information Technology, Fleets, Facilities, Purchasing and the Warehouse. He is active in the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) serving on the Planning & Budget Committee. Mr. Wetzler has been employed as the Vice President of Finance for several New York-based firms, including Caswell Massey, Ltd., D.F. Sanders & Company, and Concord Limousine Services. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, CPA's (currently known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Wetzler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University. Mr. Wetzler serves as an Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Minister and Lector for The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
Mr. Fred Culpepper, Director of Transmission & Distribution, has been employed by the Utility Board since September 1990, most recently as Power System Control Supervisor, prior to being appointed to Director of Transmission & Distribution in December 2015. Mr. Culpepper is responsible for all personnel in the Line and the Electrical sections as well as all electrical facilities and substations. Mr. Culpepper is a Certified Public Manager through Florida State University.
Mr. Dale Z. Finigan, Director of Engineering and System Control Center, has been employed by the utility since May 1987. In his tenure at KEYS, Mr. Finigan has held various supervisory positions related to substations and the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) system. In his current position, Mr. Finigan is responsible for both the Engineering Section (oversees the design/maintenance of the utility's electrical T&D infrastructure), and the System Control Center (24-hour a day manned control center for the monitoring of the utility's electrical grid, and the dispatching of system trouble calls). Mr. Finigan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters Degree in Electrical Power Systems, with a minor in Engineering Management . Both degrees are accredited from the University of South Florida.
Mr. Stanley Rzad, Compliance Administrator, has been employed by the utility since January 1991, most recently as Director of Administration, Compliance, and Internal Policies, prior to being appointed Compliance Administrator in September 2005. Mr. Rzad is responsible for overseeing compliance with all of utility's policies and procedures. He is also responsible for Land Use matters including leases and property development issues. Additionally, he coordinates the preparation and availability of Utility Board agenda item documents. Mr. Rzad has been employed as a Controller by both the Schlegal Corp. and the City of Altus, Oklahoma, and as a Manager of Accounting Services for Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority. Mr. Rzad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration degree from Seton Hall University. Mr. Rzad is a Certified Public Manager. Mr. Rzad is a member and in-coming President of the Navy League Key West Council, a member of the Military Affairs Committee, a member and Past President of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club in the Conch Republic, and a member of the Key West Parrot Head Club.
Mr. Dan Sabino, Director of Generation, has been employed by the utility since January 2006, most recently as Substation Supervisor, prior to being appointed Director of Generation in December 2015. Mr. Sabino is responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of generation units capable of producing over 100 megawatts. Mr. Sabino holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Julio J. Torrado, Director of Human Resources & Communications, has been employed by the utility since October 2003, most recently as Communications/Marketing Coordinator, prior to being appointed Director of Human Resources & Communications in December 2015. Mr. Torrado is responsible for overseeing KEYS' human resources administration, coordinating communication and marketing strategies for KEYS' customers, and overseeing internal communications for KEYS' employees. Mr. Torrado holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication - with a double-major in Public Relations and International Studies and a minor in Marketing - from the University of Miami, and a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Human Resources Management, from Saint Leo University. He is active with the American Public Power Association, having previously served as Chair of its Customer Communications Committee, and has helped KEYS win numerous awards over the years for excellence in communications and marketing strategies, including the prestigious Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America. Mr. Torrado currently serves as Board Chair of Wesley House Family Services, Trustee Committee Chair of the Key West United Methodist Church, and a Board member for the Harry S. Truman Little White House Auxiliary and San Carlos Institute. In recognition of his dedication to local volunteerism, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist named him as a "Point of Light" in 2009.
Mrs. Erica Zarate, Director of Customer Services, has been employed by the Utility Board since July 2005, most recently as Collections Supervisor, prior to being appointed to Director of Customer Services on October 2014. Mrs. Zarate is responsible for Collections, Customer Services, Customer Programs, and Meter Services. Mrs. Zarate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from St. Leo University. Mrs. Zarate also completed the Penn Foster Meterman apprenticeship.
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