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Helen Wesley

President & Chief Executive Officer, Peoples Gas

Helen Wesley became President of Peoples Gas in December 2021 and was appointed CEO in January 2023. 

Helen leads a diverse team responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to nearly 500,000 homes and businesses across Florida. 

With a keen focus on the state’s clean energy future, Peoples Gas is being positioned as a leader in sustainable energy solutions to serve customers through investments in emerging fuels such as renewable natural gas. The company is also focused on expanding access to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas and providing increased access to natural gas generation to support the resiliency and reliability of the electricity grid. 

Her more than 30 years’ experience in the energy industry has spanned both regulated and unregulated generation, transmission, and distribution, upstream and downstream oil and gas, commodity chemicals and pipelines. She has worked throughout North America as well as internationally in a variety of senior strategic and operational leadership positions. 

Prior to joining Peoples Gas, Helen was Chief Financial Officer for ENMAX Corporation where she served as Executive Vice President of Finance and Information Technology. Additionally, Helen was a director with a public, global midstream gas processing company for nine years.

She is a member of the Tampa Bay Partnership Board of Governors, holds membership in CEOs Against Cancer, and is part of Leadership Florida Executive Class 12. She also serves on the board of directors for the Southern Gas Association and is a trustee for the University of Tampa.

Helen earned her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Calgary and her Master of Business Administration in International Business from Bentley College in Boston. She also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and a director’s designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.