John B. Ramil Elected to Serve on GuideWell Board of Directors 



Sept. 16, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Announced at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Members of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), John B. Ramil was elected to serve a three-year term on the GuideWell Board of Directors.

Ramil is president and CEO of TECO Energy, Inc., a leading energy company located in Tampa, Fla. TECO operates Tampa Electric, a regulated utility serving more than 670,000 Florida customers; Peoples Gas System, Florida’s largest natural gas distributor serving more than 336,000 customers; and New Mexico Gas Company, that state’s largest natural gas distributor, serving more than 510,000 customers.

Ramil has served on the GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation board since the beginning of 2014 and on the Florida Blue board since 2006. He is the chair of the audit and compliance committee and is a member of the finance committee.

Ramil also serves on the boards of TECO Energy Inc., Edison Electric Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center, Junior Achievement and Tampa Bay Partnership. He is Trustee and Past Chair of the University of South Florida and is past chair for Inroads-Tampa Bay (minority student intern program), the American Heart Association-Tampa Bay Heart Walk, Southeastern Electric Exchange and Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group. Ramil is the recipient of numerous honors including the H.L. Culbreath Profiles in Leadership Award and the University of Tampa Ethics Award.

In addition to Ramil, Patrick J. Geraghty and Leerie T. Jenkins, Jr. were elected to three-year terms at today’s meeting.

About GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation is a not-for-profit mutual holding company that is the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care. The GuideWell companies include: Florida Blue (Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan), GuideWell Health (a health care delivery company), GuideWell Connect (a health care consumer marketing company), and Diversified Service Options (an administrative and claims processing company for state and federal health care programs). For more information, visit