For nearly 80 years, Ferrellgas has grown significantly, and we recognize the secret to that success is people. Our leaders draw from their unique expertise, talents, and skills to help plan and execute strategies that keep us on the path toward continued success.
Meet our leadership team.
James E. Ferrell
Chairman, Interim Chief Executive Officer & President
On September 27, 2016, Mr. Ferrell was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer and President by the Board of Directors of Ferrellgas, Inc. Mr. Ferrell has been with Ferrell Companies or its predecessors and its affiliates in various executive capacities since 1965, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ferrellgas, Inc. Under his leadership, Ferrellgas has grown from a small, independently owned propane company to one of the nation’s largest propane retailers. Mr. Ferrell is a past President of the World LP Gas Association and a former Chairman of the Propane Vehicle Council. Mr. Ferrell brings to the company significant experience in propane and midstream operations and valuable knowledge of the company’s operating history.
Jordan B. Burns
Vice President & General Counsel
Jordan Burns joined the Ferrellgas legal team in 2018 and was promoted to Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2018. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Jordan served as outside counsel to Ferrellgas on a national basis. He attended the University of Kansas, where he earned degrees in both Business Administration and Finance. After working as a Series 7 licensed financial analyst, Jordan attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
Sonny R. Catlett II
Vice President, Ferrell North America
Sonny Catlett joined Ferrellgas in August 2020 as Executive Vice President of Ferrell North America, where he is responsible for acquiring and transporting all raw materials for Ferrellgas and Blue Rhino. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Sonny served as Sr. Vice President of Operations for HNRY Logistics, concentrating on the automation of supply chain decisions. Sonny attended the University of Missouri, earning his Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration.
William E. Ruisinger
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Ruisinger was appointed the Interim Chief Financial Officer in November 2018. Bill joined the company in August of 2012 as Director of Accounting. Since then he has served as Corporate Controller from 2015 to 2017 and Vice Present, Treasury, Investor Relations and Planning from 2017 to 2018. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Bill worked for 15 years for Deloitte, which is the world’s largest professional services organization.
Mark J. Tucker
CHIEF SALES OFFICER
Mark Tucker joined Ferrellgas’ Blue Rhino division in 2006 as Director of Sales and shortly thereafter moved into the VP of Sales role. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Blue Rhino Operating Division in 2014. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Mark worked a variety of senior sales leadership roles in the consumer packaged goods industry for General Mills, Campbell Soup, and Pinnacle Foods. Mark attended the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he earned a degree in management and marketing.
Tamria A. Zertuche
Chief Operating Officer
Tamria Zertuche came to Ferrellgas in 2004 when the company acquired Blue Rhino, where she was employed as Senior Director of IT. She was promoted to Vice President of IT in 2016 and to Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Information Officer in 2019. Tamria holds an MBA from Colorado State University, and she is currently completing a Doctoral program in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change at the same institution.
Board of Directors, Ferrellgas Partners
James E. Ferrell, Chairman
Pamela A. Breuckmann
Stephen M. Clifford
John R. Lowden
Michael F. Morrissey