Ferrellgas Partners L.P. has announced that its board of directors unanimously elected Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tamria Zertuche as president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective August 1, 2023. James E. Ferrell, who has been president and CEO for several years, will become executive chairman of the board.
“Anyone who knows Tamria and what she has done for us as our chief operating officer will not be surprised at the board’s decision,” Ferrell said. “She has transformed Ferrellgas into a technology-enabled logistics company while significantly improving financial performance.”
Zertuche said it is truly an honor to be elected as the next president and CEO of Ferrellgas. “I am privileged to be able to lead the high-performing employee-owners of this company into the future. They were recognized recently when Ferrellgas was named by Newsweek as one of the ‘Most Trustworthy Companies in America.’ We all know we have more to do to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. As a Hispanic woman, I am particularly proud to hold this position. I joined the company through its Blue Rhino division 19 years ago in information technology and have held positions of increasing responsibility over the years. The inclusionary atmosphere of Ferrellgas has allowed me to grow into the COO role and now I am fortunate to be elevated to CEO,” said Zertuche.
“The rich 80-year history of Ferrellgas has been nurtured by Jim and we are fortunate for his continued leadership as executive chairman of the board,” said Zertuche.