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

Andrew Levison

John R. Lowden

Michael F. Morrissey

James K. Schwartz