For over 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
James E. Ferrell is Executive Chairman of Ferrellgas. 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. 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.
Tamria A. Zertuche
Chief Executive Officer & President
Tamria Zertuche is Chief Executive Officer and President of Ferrellgas. She came to the company in 2004 when Ferrellgas acquired Blue Rhino, where she was employed as Senior Director of IT. She was promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Information Officer in 2019 and to Chief Operating Officer in 2020 before being unanimously elected to her current role by the Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. Board of Directors in 2023. 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.
Michael E. Cole
Chief Financial Officer
Michael E. Cole joined Ferrellgas as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the General Partner on February 20, 2023. He has been working in financial and energy-related fields for more than 35 years, with extensive experience in executive and financial leadership, management, corporate finance, valuation, and risk management, as well as many other areas.
Board of Directors, Ferrellgas Partners
James E. Ferrell, Executive Chairman
Pamela A. Breuckmann
Stephen M. Clifford
Michael F. Morrissey