The Senior Staff
Mrs. Lynne E. Tejeda, General Manager & CEO, has been employed by the utility since January 1989, most recently as Assistant General Manager & COO, prior to being appointed General Manager & CEO in December 2005. Mrs. Tejeda is responsible for the day-to-day management of the utility, implementing the decisions of the Utility Board with respect to utility operations, and keeping the Board informed of the status of the utility. Mrs. Tejeda is active in the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) serving as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Secretary of the Board of Directors and the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA). She is a Past President of FMEA. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Public Power Association. Mrs. Tejeda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Journalism, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Tejeda is a Certified Public Manager. Mrs. Tejeda is currently serving on the Board of the Key West Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. John ‘Jack’ Wetzler, Assistant General Manager & CFO, has been employed by the utility since April 1992, most recently as Director of Finance and CFO, prior to being appointed Assistant General Manager & CFO in December 2005. Mr. Wetzler is responsible for assisting the General Manager & CEO with the day-to-day operations of the utility as well as overseeing Finance, Customer Services, Generation, Information Technology, Fleets, Facilities, Purchasing and the Warehouse. He is active in the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) serving on the Planning & Budget Committee. Mr. Wetzler has been employed as the Vice President of Finance for several New York-based firms, including Caswell Massey, Ltd., D.F. Sanders & Company, and Concord Limousine Services. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, CPA's (currently known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Wetzler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hofstra University. Mr. Wetzler serves as an Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Minister for Saint Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
Mr. Dale Z. Finigan, Director of Engineering and System Control Center, has been employed by the utility since May 1987. In his tenure at KEYS, Mr. Finigan has held various supervisory positions related to substations and the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) system. In his current position, Mr. Finigan is responsible for both the Engineering Section (oversees the design/maintenance of the utility's electrical T&D infrastructure), and the System Control Center (24-hour a day manned control center for the monitoring of the utility's electrical grid, and the dispatching of system trouble calls). Mr. Finigan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters Degree in Electrical Power Systems, with a minor in Engineering Management . Both degrees are accredited from the University of South Florida.
Mr. Edward Garcia, Director of Generation, has been employed by the utility since October 1987, most recently as Environmental/Safety Officer, prior to being appointed Director of Generation in October 2007. Mr. Garcia is responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of seven generation units capable of producing a total of 109 megawatts. Mr. Garcia is a Certified Public Manager, and has previously served on the Safety Committees for the Florida Municipal Electric Association and Florida Municipal Power Agency and as Secretary for the Florida Electric Production Safety Committee.
Mrs. Suzanne Greager, Director of Management Services, has been employed by the utility since November 1984. Mrs. Greager is responsible for overseeing KEYS human resources administration for employees and retirees, which includes recruiting, compensation and benefit administration, rules and regulations administration, records administration, administration of collective bargaining agreement, risk management, workers compensation, safety, training, and compliance for the public sector. Mrs. Greager holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Human Resources, from Saint Leo's University and is a Certified Public Manager through Florida State University as well as a member of the Florida KEYS CPM Society, SHRM, PRIMA, FPPA, and FPPTA. Mrs. Greager is recently past President of the Local Florida Keys Society for Human Resources Management and continues as an active member.
Mr. David Price, Director of Transmission and Distribution, has been employed by the utility since January 1983, most recently as Assistant Director of Electrical Operations, prior to being appointed Director of Transmission and Distribution in June 2005. Mr. Price is responsible for the operation, construction, and maintenance of transmission, distribution, and substation facilities. Mr. Price holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Human Resources, from Saint Leo’s University and is a Certified Public Manager.
Mr. Stanley Rzad, Compliance Administrator, has been employed by the utility since January 1991, most recently as Director of Administration, Compliance, and Internal Policies, prior to being appointed Compliance Administrator in September 2005. Mr. Rzad is responsible for overseeing compliance with all of utility’s policies and procedures. He is also responsible for Land Use matters including leases and property development issues. Additionally, he coordinates the preparation and availability of Utility Board agenda item documents. Mr. Rzad has been employed as a Controller by both the Schlegal Corp. and the City of Altus, Oklahoma, and as a Manager of Accounting Services for Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority. Mr. Rzad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration degree from Seton Hall University. Mr. Rzad is a Certified Public Manager. Mr. Rzad is president of Crimestoppers of the Florida Keys, on the Board of Sigsbee Charter School, a member and Past President of the Navy League Key West Council, and a member and Past President of the Key West Sunrise Rotary in the Conch Republic.
Erica Zarate, Director of Customer Services, has been employed by the Utility Board since July 2005, most recently as Collections Supervisor, prior to being appointed to Director of Customer Services on October 2014. Mrs. Zarate is responsible for Collections, Customer Services, Customer Programs, and Meter Services. Mrs. Zarate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from St. Leo University. Mrs. Zarate also completed the Penn Foster Meterman apprenticeship.