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.
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.
Bryan J. Wright
Chief Operating Officer
Bryan Wright was appointed Chief Operating Officer in November 2018. Bryan joined Ferrellgas in December 1999, when the company purchased Thermogas, then the nation’s fifth largest retail propane company. Bryan quickly climbed the leadership ranks at Ferrellgas, serving as a District Manager, Customer Service Manager, Division Business Analyst, and Region Manager. He was named Region Vice President of the company’s Southeast Region in 2011.
Tamria A. Zertuche
Senior Vice President Business Operations & CIO
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.
Retail & Corporate Leadership
Jim Rushing, Region Vice President, Central
Ben Guzzi, Region Vice President, North Central
Lisa Zuppas, Region Vice President, Northeast
Kevin Tobolski, Region Vice President, South
Marcin Grucela, Region Vice President, Southeast
Kirt Brasseaux, Region Vice President, Southwest
Tim Sayers, Region Vice President, Ohio Valley
Aaron Huizenga, Region Vice President, Great Lakes
Ray Galan, Region Vice President, West
Chris Hartley, VP Marketing Blue Rhino
Mark Tucker, VP Blue Rhino Sales
Mike Abrams, VP Fleet & Asset Management
Jessica Ashe, VP Human Resources
Scott Brockelmeyer, VP Marketing & Media Relations
Cathy Brown, VP Compliance & Corporate Administration
Damon Carrasco, VP Technical Services & Information Security
Brian Herrmann, VP Accounting - Corporate Controller
Sarah Knight, VP Customer Experience
Jeffrey McCall, VP Internal Audit
Leslie McCraw, VP Procurement
Brian Numrich, VP Trading & Distribution
Travis Ochs, VP Supply, Wholesale & Transportation
Josh Powell, VP Business Solutions
Jill Rhoades, VP Production
Dan Thompson, VP Supply Chain Operations
Brandi Torre, VP National Accounts & FerrellSecure
Board of Directors, Ferrellgas Partners
James E. Ferrell, Chairman
Pamela A. Breuckmann
Stephen M. Clifford
John R. Lowden
Michael F. Morrissey
James K. Schwartz