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, 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.
Brian W. Herrmann
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Brian Herrmann joined Ferrellgas in 2018 as Vice President of Accounting and Corporate Controller. He was promoted to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in November 2020. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Brian served nearly 25 years combined in various senior executive roles within the audit and assurance practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Brian is an alumnus of Ohio State University, where he earned a degree in accounting.
Chief Information Officer
Ivan Winfield joined Ferrellgas in 2021 as Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is responsible for managing and developing the company’s Information Technology team to create business value and improve the customer experience. He comes to Ferrellgas with 25 years of senior-level experience with companies that include Seaboard Corporation and H&R Block. He earned a bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Texas and an MBA in Finance from Washington University.
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