FortisTCI Promotes Four Employees

Updated: Jul 23, 2021

FortisTCI announces four recent staff promotions that became effective between May and June 2021.

FortisTCI President and CEO Ruth Forbes (center) with recently promoted employees (l to r) Shatel Wilson, Richard Gibbs, Tarek Fulford and TeAndra Thomas. She congratulated the group for their continued dedication and wished them well on behalf of the FortisTCI team.

The movements are a part of the company's talent growth strategies, which seek to ensure continuous learning and development and mobility throughout the organization. FortisTCI is also a people-focused and performance-based organization that recognizes and rewards consistent exemplary work.


Shatel Wilson previously served as Manager of Internal Audit and has been promoted to Director of Internal Audit and Risk Management. In her new role, she will be responsible for assurance services, including risk assessment, design, testing, reporting, and monitoring of corrective actions for all internal audit activities. She is also responsibility for advisory services that contribute to achieving operational, compliance, and financial objectives.


Shatel is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and a Certified Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 Internal Auditor. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and has recently joined the TCI Society of Professional Accountants (TCISPA). She also holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Accounting and joined FortisTCI in 2012.


Richard Gibbs previously served as Supervisor of Financial Services and has been promoted to Manager of Financial Services. In his new role, Richard is responsible for managing company-wide accounting and financial reporting, including providing and maintaining reliable financial and business information and ensuring financial systems, data, and reports meet accounting standards, best practices, regulatory requirements and strategic objectives.


Richard holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. He is also a CPA and a current member of AICPA. Richard joined FortisTCI in 2014.


TeAndra Thomas previously served as Energy Production Engineer I and has been promoted to Manager of Maintenance Planning and System Control. In her new role, TeAndra is responsible for the efficient dispatch of generation units at the Providenciales plant and ensuring compliance with safety and environmental standards. TeAndra is also responsible for the maintenance program and maintenance planning for all energy production assets at the Providenciales Plant.


TeAndra joined FortisTCI in 2009 and was one of the company's earliest scholarship recipients. She is also one of the few female engineers locally and regionally. TeAndra holds a Bachelor of Engineering and recently earned a designation as a Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL), a distinction recognized throughout North America.


Tarek Fulford previously served as Mechanical Technician II and has been promoted to Mechanical Technician III. He is responsible for carrying out preventative and corrective repairs to all plant mechanical equipment and other company assets in line with recognized mechanical practices in his new role,. Tarek is also responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing mechanical faults on diesel generating units and plant auxiliary equipment utilizing appropriate technology. He will occasionally assist as the maintenance team leader.


Tarek joined FortisTCI in 2011 and is certified with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) as a level 4 Power Generation Mechanic.


Speaking about the company's recent promotions, FortisTCI President & CEO Ruth Forbes said, "Talent management and professional development are critical areas of focus at FortisTCI. We know that providing high-quality electricity service for our stakeholders requires having the right skills in the right areas at all times. This includes ensuring that employees have access to learning and growth opportunities throughout their careers which can afford them upward and lateral advancements."


Mrs. Forbes continued, "On behalf of the FortisTCI team, I congratulate Shatel, Richard, TeAndra, and Tarek on their recent promotions. It remains an exciting time for those working in the energy sector, and I know each of them has much to contribute in their respective new roles to our energy transformation. I wish them every success in this new phase of their careers."

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