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Our people

Every day, more than 7,500 employees support our communities as part of the TC Energy family. Not only do they contribute the success of our company, their work has a positive social and economic impact on the places they call home.

Our people are our greatest resource

Canada

3,750 Employees
7 Provinces

United States

3,400 Employees
34 States

Mexico

350 Employees
7 States

Diversity

For a company that operates in three countries across multiple provinces and states, diversity is all in a day’s work. Our experience has shown that a diverse workforce drives innovation, facilitates collaboration and sustains continued growth.

It’s simple: When we work together and respect one another, we work smarter. We’re proud to say that when people join TC Energy, they find a supportive workplace where their opinions and values are recognized and celebrated — each and every day.

Experience and commitment

When you make what you do matter, great things happen. Our employees know that when they come to work at TC Energy, they’re helping deliver the energy North American families, businesses and communities need to reach their full potential.

As a TC Energy employee, you have the opportunity to grow your career with us via on-the-job experiences, exposure to peers and leaders, and formal training.

We take pride in fostering our employees’ growth and development so they too can reach their full potential, and feel a sense of accomplishment.

One company

At TC Energy, the mantra “One Company” highlights our focus on creating a unifying culture across our operations. This includes supporting employee contributions and requiring that all new employees complete diversity training within 30 days of starting on the job.

We also believe a job well done deserves recognition. Experience has taught us that frequent and genuine acknowledgment motivates our people and strengthens relationships, contributing to our shared success.

Safety and stability

Nothing is more important than the safe operation of our pipelines, storage and power-generation facilities. With 60% of our employees in maintenance and operations, ensuring everyone makes it home to their families after a day’s work is our goal.

Our commitment to safety and the belief that zero is real is reflected across our footprint. Check out some of the incredible accomplishments in 2020.

Collaboration and camaraderie deliver on safety 

Compressor Station’s milestone sustained by employees

Enterprise Compressor Station marks 65 years with no lost time

Our leadership

François Poirier

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Poirier has been President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since January 2021.

His previous role was Chief Operating Officer and President, Power & Storage. He was responsible for successfully executing the acquisition of the Columbia Pipeline Group in 2016. Mr. Poirier held other roles which included leading our Mexico business unit, as well as leading the company’s risk management, strategy and corporate development efforts. Mr. Poirier joined the company in 2014 as President, Energy East Pipeline.

Before joining TC Energy, Mr. Poirier spent 25 years in investment banking, consulting and as a Corporate Director. He was President and Head, Investment Banking and Capital Markets, for Wells Fargo Securities Canada, Ltd. Prior to that, he was Group Head, Power and Pipelines Investment Banking, at J.P. Morgan Securities in New York.

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Poirier served as an Independent Director of Capital Power Income LP. His community involvement has included serving as Chair of the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Mr. Poirier holds a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Operations Research from the University of Ottawa.

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Stanley (Stan) G. Chapman, III

Executive Vice-President and President, U.S. and Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines, TC Energy Corporation, Chairman, TC PipeLines GP, Inc

Stanley G. Chapman, III serves as Executive Vice-President and President of U.S. and Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines for TC Energy Corporation where he has led the U.S. natural gas business since April 2017 and the Mexico natural gas business since September 2020. In these roles he is responsible for all regulatory, commercial and operational matters across TC Energy’s regulated natural gas transmission and storage business, as well as its unregulated midstream businesses. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice-President and General Manager of TC Energy’s FERC-regulated U.S. natural gas pipeline business.

Mr. Chapman was also appointed Chairman of the General Partner for TC PipeLines GP, Inc., a master limited partnership, effective January 1, 2019, and served in that role until its merger with TC Energy took effect on March 3, 2021.

Before joining TC Energy in July 2016 as part of the Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG) acquisition, Mr. Chapman served as Columbia’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. Previous to joining CPG in December 2011, Mr. Chapman held various positions of increasing responsibility with El Paso Corp and Tenneco Energy and was responsible for various marketing and commercial operations, as well as supply, regulatory, business development and optimization activities.

Mr. Chapman is a current member and past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, a current member and past executive committee member of the Society of Gas Lighters, and a current member of the International Association for Energy Economics. Mr. Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University as well as a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Finance from the University of St. Thomas. He resides in Houston, Texas where he and his wife raised their four children

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Dawn de Lima

Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services

As Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services, Mrs. de Lima provides strategic and functional leadership for human resources, information systems, aviation and facilities services. She also serves as the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer for the Company.

Prior to joining TC Energy, Mrs. de Lima served as Chief Shared Services Officer on the executive leadership team with TransAlta Corporation, responsible for leading Business and Operational Services, Information Technology, Data & Innovation, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Security and Facilities. Mrs. de Lima has also held progressively senior positions in Human Resources, overseeing Executive Compensation, Talent and Culture, Leadership Development, Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations.

Mrs. de Lima currently sits as the Chair of the Board for Junior Achievement Canada and the Co-Chair for SHEInnovates Alberta, a United Nations project to advance the progress of women in innovation.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary.

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Corey Hessen

Senior Vice-President and President, Power & Storage

As Senior Vice-President and President, Power & Storage, Corey Hessen is accountable for all aspects of the company’s power generation and unregulated natural gas storage businesses including strategy, trading, commercial, business development, projects and operations.

Before joining TC Energy in August 2020, Mr. Hessen was Senior Vice-President, Fuels, at Constellation, an Exelon Company, where he directed Constellation’s natural gas and LNG businesses as part of America’s third-largest trading desk. Previously, Mr. Hessen was Vice-President and Managing Director, Generation Development for Exelon Generation where he led the successful origination and development of more than $3 billion of new power assets, representing approximately 3 gigawatts of new wind, solar, combined cycle gas, peaking gas, and storage power capacity. Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Hessen worked for Xcel Energy, serving in multiple leadership positions in nuclear operations/engineering, fossil-fueled generation, information systems, strategy and innovation programs.

Mr. Hessen served as a director for Longview Power, NetPower, & Annova LNG, and his civic leadership has included the boards of directors of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago, Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy in Baltimore, and president of the board of directors of The Rise School of Denver.

Mr. Hessen holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. Mr. Hessen has held professional engineering licenses in seven states.

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Joel Hunter

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr. Hunter is responsible for financial reporting, taxation, finance, treasury, risk management and investor relations for TC Energy Corporation. He also serves as the Chief Risk Officer for the Company.

Since joining TC Energy in 1997, Mr. Hunter has held a variety of progressively more senior roles within the organization. He was named CFO on August 1, 2021, previously to which he was Senior Vice-President, Capital Markets overseeing the Company’s finance, treasury, investor relations, evaluations and corporate planning functions.

Mr. Hunter has been a director of Junior Achievement Southern Alberta since September 2015 and was a director of TC PipeLines GP, Inc. from April 2014 to April 2018.

Mr. Hunter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Regina, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a CFA charterholder.

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Leslie Kass

Executive Vice-President, Technical Centre

As Executive Vice-President, Technical Centre reporting to Francois Poirier, Ms. Kass has responsibility for all central technical functions including engineering, construction management systems and processes, safety, quality and compliance, security, supply chain, emergency management and resource capability management.

Prior to joining TC Energy, Ms. Kass has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. (B&W). She has also held progressively senior positions with B&W and in the energy sector for over 25 years.

Ms. Kass is a results-oriented leader with extensive experience that includes engineering, finance, operations, project management, business development and regulatory affairs. Having led significant acquisition integrations, divestitures and enterprise initiatives, Leslie brings a wealth of knowledge that spans North American and international markets.

Ms. Kass holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Patrick Keys

Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations and General Counsel

As Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations and General Counsel, Mr. Keys has overall responsibility for the management of the Company’s Legal, Internal Audit, Environment, Land, Indigenous Relations, Public Affairs, Communications and Community Engagement functions. He also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and the Chief Sustainability Officer for the Company. Prior to this appointment, and as part of his transition into his current role, he held the position of Senior Vice-President, Legal.

Since joining the Company in 1998, Mr. Keys has held a variety of progressively senior roles within the organization. In his role as Vice-President, Canadian Gas Pipelines, he was accountable for the profitability and commercial management of the Company’s NGTL and Foothills Systems. Prior to this, he held the position of Vice-President, Pipelines, Law and Regulatory Research, with accountability for legal advice, research and analytical services on a broad array of oil pipeline, gas pipeline and power matters. Mr. Keys is a past President and Director of the Northwest Gas Association.

Mr. Keys obtained a Bachelor of Science degree (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Calgary and worked as a Professional Engineer in the oil and gas industry in various capacities. He later returned to the University of Calgary and earned a Bachelor of Laws degree. Following a clerkship with the Alberta Court of Appeal, Mr. Keys pursued a general commercial litigation practice with a leading law firm in Calgary. He is a Professional Engineer with APEGA, and a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

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Patrick Muttart

Senior Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations

As Senior Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations, Mr. Muttart provides strategic and functional leadership for the Company’s Public Policy, Government Relations, Indigenous Relations, Environment, Land and Community Engagement activities. He is based in Houston.

Before joining TC Energy, Mr. Muttart spent a decade leading external affairs and communications teams for Philip Morris International in London, Manila, Melbourne and Hong Kong. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director at Mercury, a public strategy firm, in Chicago. Earlier in his career, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Mr. Muttart holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Ottawa.

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Tracy Robinson

Executive Vice-President, President Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and President Coastal GasLink

As Executive Vice-President and President, Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines, Tracy Robinson has overall accountability for the growth, operation and profitability of TC Energy’s federally and provincially regulated natural gas pipeline assets in Canada. Ms. Robinson is also President of Coastal GasLink, with overall accountability for all aspects of the project including project execution, stakeholder relations and commercial management.

Since joining TC Energy in 2014, Ms. Robinson has served as Vice-President, Transportation for the Liquid Pipelines business unit; Vice-President, Supply Chain; and Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines.

Prior to joining TC Energy, Ms. Robinson spent 27 years at Canadian Pacific, including executive roles spanning Operations, Finance and Commercial.

Ms. Robinson has held a number of industry and private board positions, currently serving as a member of the Business Council of British Columbia and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Edward’s School of Business of the University of Saskatchewan. She is also the chair of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association’s Executive Board for 2020-2021 and represents TC Energy on the Board of the Canadian Gas Association.

Ms. Robinson holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She received her Institute of Corporate Directors designation in 2015.

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Bevin Wirzba

Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development and President, Liquids Pipelines

As Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development and President, Liquids Pipelines, Bevin Wirzba is responsible for TC Energy’s Liquids transportation business.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Wirzba was Senior Vice-President, Liquids Pipelines, accountable for the profitability and commercial management of TC Energy’s Liquids pipelines.

Before joining TC Energy in 2019, Mr. Wirzba was a senior executive leading the commercial functions of an intermediate upstream producer. He previously held the role of Managing Director in energy advisory for a global investment bank and began his career with a major integrated energy corporation with multidisciplinary roles across North America and internationally.

Mr. Wirzba holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, a Master in Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

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