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FNGA Leadership

FNGA Management and Headquarters

The FNGA is managed by the association management and governmental affairs corporation of Calhoun Management and Consulting, LLC.  Calhoun also handles association, governmental affairs and lobbying efforts for other energy groups.  

The FNGA headquarters is conveniently located in Tallahassee and is staffed with four positions employed by Calhoun. These are Dale Calhoun, President; Leslie Thimmes, Communications Director & Meeting Planner; Alana Shumaker, Executive Assistant; Shari Sumner, Accounts & Membership Manager.

This staff provides a broad range of association support services.  Every day staff members handle phone calls for assistance and technical help from the membership and general consumers.  The Executive Director and staff also provide support services to the FNGA officers, directors and standing committees including planning and coordinating the annual convention, Operating and Marketing conference, board meetings and other events throughout the year.

FNGA Headquarters and Staff 201 South Monroe Street, Unit A Tallahassee, FL 32301 Tel (850) 681-0496 Fax (850) 222-7892

Dale Calhoun
Executive Director
dale.calhoun@floridagas.org


 

Leslie Thimmes 
Communications Director & Meeting Planner 
leslie@floridagas.org

Shari Sumner 
Accounting & Membership Manager
Shari@floridagas.org

Alana Shumaker 
Executive Assistant 
alana@floridagas.org

FNGA 2017-2019 Executive Officers

Kandi Floyd
President
TECO Peoples Gas

Thomas A. Geoffroy
Treasurer 
Florida Gas Utility

Gordon King 
Secretary 
Okaloosa Gas District

Mike Tadros
First Vice President
City of Tallahassee

Carolyn Bermudez 
Second Vice President 
Florida City Gas

Jeff Householder 
Immediate Past President
 
Florida Public Utilities 

 

2017-2019 Board of Directors

Carolyn Bermudez
Florida City Gas
Elected thru 2020

Miguel Bustos
Florida City Gas
Appointed

Rich Carlson  
Sunrise Gas System
Elected thru 2019

Samuel Davis, Jr.
Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
Elected thru 2019

James C. Dowden, Jr.  
Florida Gas Transmission Co.
Elected thru 2019

Brian Fahrenthold
Spectra Energy
Elected thru 2018  

Kandi Floyd
 
TECO Peoples Gas
Appointed  

Jeff Householder
Florida Public Utilities
Appointed 

Jose N. Lozano
 
Okaloosa Gas District
Elected thru 2019

Cheryl Martin  
Florida Public Utilities
Elected thru 2020

Jerry Melendy 
Sebring Gas System
Elected thru 2019

Jack Rogers  
City of Leesburg
Elected thru 2018 

Marc Seagrave 
Florida City Gas
Appointed

Andy Shoaf
St. Joe Natural Gas Company
Elected thru 2020 

Don J. Suarez  
Energy Services of Pensacola
Elected thru 2018

Medhat “Mike” Tadros 
City of Tallahassee
Elected thru 2020 

Chris Turner 
Florida Natural Gas
Elected thru 2020 

Rick Wall  
TECO Peoples Gas
Elected thru 2018 

Chuck Warrington  
Clearwater Gas System
Elected thru 2018

Kevin Webber 
Florida Public Utilities
Appointed

Dustin White
TB Landmark
Appointed

 

 

 

 














 

FNGA Supplier Section

The Equipment Section of the Association shall be composed of Supplier Members.  Members of the Supplier Section may organize and operate as they choose, except that any project or activity of the Section must have the approval of the Association Board of Directors.  The Chair of the Supplier Section shall serve on the Board of Directors.  Members of the Supplier, Equipment, Appliance and/or Service oriented companies may serve on the Supplier Section Committee and through their committee be elected to the Board of Directors.

Dustin White,
Chair

TB Landmark Construction, Inc.
11220 New Berlin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Tel (904) 751-1016
Fax (904) 751-4125
dwhite@tblandmark.com  

Andy Lawton,
Vice Chair 

Pond
3500 Parkway Lane
Suite 500
Norcross, GA 30092
Tel (678) 336-7740
lawtona@pondco.com

Ron Stepanovich, 
Secretary/Treasurer 
 
3010 Ennice Ave 
Orlando, FL 32808 
Tel (407) 808-6426 
rons@consolidatedpipe.com

 

Committees

Advisory and Nominating

The Advisory and Nominating Committee is made up of the most recent five active past presidents that shall solicit and accept nominations for positions for the Officers, Board of Directors and any vacant positions as required by FNGA’s Bylaws. The committee also selects the annual WJ Smith Award recipient and undertakes special projects assigned by the President.

Jeff Householder,Chair
Florida Public Utilities 

 

Building & Energy Codes

This committee is tasked with monitoring existing ebergy cose and efficiency initiatives to assure appropriate treatment for natural gas. This committee will proactively develop and implement strategies that will best posistion the natual gas industy for the futre energy environment.

Brian Langille, Chair 
Clearwater Gas 

Mark Seagrave, Chair 
Florida City Gas 

Brian Fahrenthold, Advisor 
Spectra Energy 



 

Conference

The Conference Committee selects the speakers, solicits sponsorship and otherwise plans for the annual conference and tradeshow.


 

Kristi Pettit, Chair
Clearwater Gas System

Miguel Bustos, Vice Chair 
Florida City Gas

David Love, Advisor 
Magnolia River

 

 

Convention

The Convention Committee selects the speakers, solicits sponsorship and otherwise plans for the annual convention.

Mike Cassel, Chair
Florida Public Utilities 

Chris Turner, Vice Chair 
Florida Natural Gas

Chuck Warrington, Advisor 
Clearwater Gas System



 

Governmental Relations

 

The committee acts as liaison with government agencies. It considers and recommends policy on legislation affecting the industry and maintains communication with other organizations and associations. Monitors legislation and informs members.

Jimmy Adcock, Chair
TECO Peoples Gas 

Laura Mooney, Vice Chair 
City of Tallahassee

Don Suarez, Advisor
Energy Services of Pensacola 



 

Marketing

The committee helps promote the use and efficiencies of natural gas to all consumers whenever possible; will recommend marketing and advertising programs to the Board for approval.

Michelle Bozman, Chair 
TECO Peoples Gas

Monica Marlow, Vice Chair 
Lake Apopka Natural Gas District

Kevin Webber, Advisor 
Florida Public Utilities



 

Membership

The committee formulates and carries out membership promotion and retention programs for the association.

Mike Tadros 
Chair

2602 Jackson Bluff Rd. 
Tallahassee, FL 32304 
Tel (850) 891-5107 
Fax (805) 891-5161 
mike.tadros@talgov.com

 

 

Operations

The Operations Committee shall monitor state codes and standards and all state agency regulations relating to gas safety, education, operations and all other activities related to company-owned facilities. When appropriate, recommend changes to codes and standards for the benefit of the gas industry and FNGA members. The Committee shall keep members up-to-date on issues relating to safety and training in the gas industry. It will work to make sure FNGA is involved and delivering safety and training classes, seminars and conferences that meet the needs of the membership. Keep the FNGA Board and membership to stay abreast of practices, operations and service for effective and safe operations.

Michelle Easley, Co-Chair
TECO Peoples Gas

Stephen Mayfield, Co-Chair
City of Tallahassee

Thomas A. Geoffroy, Advisor
Florida Gas Utility

 

 

Safety and Training

Sub Committee of the Operations Committee Keep members up-to-date on issues relating to safety and training in the gas industry. Work to make sure FNGA is involved and delivering safety and training classes, seminars and conventions that meet the needs of the membership to stay abreast of practices, operations and service for effective and safe operations.

 

Strategic Planning Committee

Mike Tadros, Chair 
City of Tallahassee

Carolyn Bermudez, Vice Chair
Florida City Gas

Jeff HouseholderAdvisor
Florida Public Utilities

Kevin Webber, Chair of Workforce
Florida Public Utilities

Kandi Floyd, Chair of Policy
TECO Peoples Gas 

 

PAC

FNG-PAC is a committee that supports the efforts of the industry and the association in our state Capitol. It enables the industry to contribute campaign funds to candidates for the House of Representatives, State Senate and state-wide cabinet officers on behalf of the natural gas industry

Ramiro Sicre, Chair
Florida Public Utilities

 

Past Presidents

Past Presidents

John Bills– 1960-61 A.H. Gaede– 1961-62 Dwight Sprow– 1962-63 R.M. Carr– 1963-64 S.L. Windham– 1964-65 K.W. Pofahl– 1965-66 B.C. Paul– 1966-67 J.B. McDonald– 1967-68 F.C. Gressman– 1968-69 E.C. Talbot– 1969-70 J.L. Kennedy– 1970-71 J.H. North, Jr.– 1971-72 G.C. Brand– G.O. Jerauld– 1972-73 G. O. Jerauld– 1972-73 Donald Napier– 1974-75 David Lapham– 1975-76 Henry Harris– 1976-77 James Lowe= 1977-78 Timer Powers– 1978-79 W.A. Boyland, Jr.– 1979-80 Chas Davis– 1980-81 W.J. Smith– 1981-82 W.B. Wood– 1982-83 Russell Deegan, Jr.– 1983-84 N.H. Bollinger– 1984-85 Thomas Smith– 1985-86 John McLelland– 1986-87 E.J. Burgin– 1987-88 John Brabson, Jr.– 1988-89 James McIntyre– 1989-90 Fred Pryor– 1990-91 Jack Langer– 1991-92 Donald Baisden– 1992-93 Wiley Cauthen– 1993-95 Daniel Pountney– 1995-96 James Williams– 1996-97 Chuck Stein– 1997-99 Harry Zehender– 1999-2001 Richard Wall– 2001-2003 Bruce Christmas– 2003-2005 Chuck Warrington-2005-2007 Thomas A. Geoffroy- 2007-2009 James C. Dowden, Jr.-2009-2011 Don Suarez - 2011-2013, Jose Lozano 2013-2015, Jeff Householder 2015-2017

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PO Box 11026 | Tallahassee, FL 32302
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