Mr. Abreu is currently the Director of Regional Manager External Affairs for Peoples Gas System, a division of Tampa Electric Company (TECO). He has been with TECO for 8 years and is responsible for the South Region of Florida which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. In his capacity as Manager of External Affairs, Sergio is primarily responsible for working with local governments on a host of issues including, franchise agreements, permit and permit related discussions, utility taxes, rights-of-way negotiations, ordinances affecting rights-of-ways and utility work in the rights-of-way, and a whole host of other utility and government related activity. He also represents TECO on a number of community organizations and boards including Trustee of the Economic Development Council of Collier County, Trustee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Associate Member of the Miami-Dade and Broward League of Cities, Chair of the Government Relations Committee of the Florida Natural Gas Association, and several other Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Councils and Associations throughout TECO's natural gas service territories in Florida. Additionally, Sergio is responsible for working with TECO's State Government Affairs group in Tallahassee representing not only Peoples Gas but Tampa Electric and TECO Energy on a broad range of energy (electric and natural gas), utility, tax, and transportation related issues.