Buzard first joined TECO in 2010 as manager of Audit Services, where he later became director. He currently serves in the position of VP of Pipeline Safety & Regulatory Affairs. Buzard has led the development and implementation of the safety management system, enhancement of technology solutions and process improvements, and the company’s most recent rate case filing. Buzard’s current role includes the coordination of safety performance for PGS including emergency management, contractor safety, damage prevention & public awareness, PHMSA compliance and OSHA safety. Furthermore, Buzard leads the regulatory function responsible for the oversight of PGS’ state tariff, base rates and riders.
Prior to TECO, Buzard held financial auditor positions at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP in St. Petersburg and KPMG LLP in Tampa. He was involved in audits of various industries, including retail, manufacturing, government and real estate.
Buzard received both his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his Master of Accountancy from the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.
Buzard serves on the board of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County where he is currently the Finance Chair. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy. He previously served as chair of the University of South Florida Accounting Circle and was a member of Class IV of the Leadership Connect Institute.