TJ Ermoian, President and Founder
TJ Ermoian is the founder and President of TEA. He has served as a pioneer and innovator of Texas deregulation since 2002 and remains a partner in one of the largest privately-owned energy aggregation/broker/consultant companies in Texas. His focus has remained on serving clients to simplify decisions regarding electricity choices, while working to promote ethical standards in the industry. He has served in various board positions with The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), on the Aspen Institute Energy and Policy Forum think tank, and many other local organizations and non-profit groups.
In 2003, he received an Electricity Aggregation license from the Public Utility Commission (PUC). Over the course of three legislative sessions, TJ spearheaded legislation and eventually shepherded passage of HB 1064, which was signed into law by Governor Perry in April 2011. The bill is expected to save millions of dollars annually for small businesses, schools, churches, athletic and performing arts facilities throughout Texas. His involvement in additional legislation has yielded significant changes in billing and energy contract language to enhance consumer protection.
Widely recognized as a public speaker on renewables and electricity deregulation, TJ assists and empowers the largest State entities, schools, cities, universities, energy managers, purchasing managers and municipalities to take full advantage of electricity deregulation and saving nearly $100 million for Texas taxpayers.
An entrepreneur in Central Texas for more than 30 years, TJ’s previous professional experience includes managing marketing team for an affiliate Retail Electricity Provider. He also was instrumental in the growth of the world’s largest solar energy company during the 1980s and worked in the proliferation of the cable television industry in the 1990s. He is also co-founder and partner in the nationally distributed television program, Texas Music Café.
TJ studied at three colleges, eventually earning a degree “utterly useless to an entrepreneur.” He has been a leader and community volunteer throughout his life, serving on the boards of several non-profits involved with scouting, the arts, fighting hunger, poverty and serving the homeless. He is a graduate of Leadership Waco and past President of the Waco Jaycees. He has been active in scouting, Texas politics, church, leadership, the outdoors, and men’s ministries. His hobbies include music, fishing, cooking, travel, glass design and songwriting. He is also a performing musician, artist and writer and has four mostly-grown children.
Henry Witt III, Regional Vice President
Henry Witt came to Texas Energy in late 2014 after being employed at Dell where he worked with some of the biggest global companies in the world including General Electric. There he also learned the dynamics of successful sales teams as he managed teams in multiple locations in the U.S. He brings his knowledge of customer service and team interaction to TEA as he has been tasked with managing and driving the growth of the company. Henry oversees operating processes and procedures to create efficiencies that promote team interaction to spur company-wide growth, manages over 80 employees of TEA, including sales, operations and customer service professionals while formulating and shaping a revitalized sales organization and strategy to manage and drive the overall success of the company.
In his free time, Henry is very active in his community of Mart, Texas where he serves as the Mayor Pro-Tem of the city. He is also a family man as he and his wife have four children.
Leann Ermoian, Vice President of Development
Leann Ermoian, Vice President of Development, has worked with TEA since 2012 and has held various positions during that time. She helps develop and refine training manuals, presentation books, and streamline overall office organization in addition to a variety of other duties.
Leann holds a Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Tarleton State University (’89), Master’s degree from Texas A&M (’92), and is also a certified personal trainer. Leann’s colorful work experience includes teaching both English and fitness and wellness classes at TCU, Weatherford College, Tarleton, and the University of Southern Maine, as well as working as an athletic academic advisor. While at A&M she worked in an exercise physiology/biochemistry/motor learning lab and assisted the athletic department in starting one of the earliest academic mentoring programs in the United States. She worked in the space shuttle division at NASA, but also has years of experience ranging from working in and managing restaurants and fitness centers and even as shift leader in the final finish and paint departments at a mobile home factory (which actually came in handy while assisting TJ in the renovation of our new funky office space!)
Leann is a proud mother of two beautiful and very active young adult daughters. Leann loves to garden, fish or do anything outdoors, and she also loves to cook. In 2017, she was married to TEA President TJ Ermoian, and together they travel the state assisting government and school clients to take fullest advantage of the rapidly changing energy landscape in Texas.
Chris Ermoian, Senior Account Executive
Chris has been with TEA since May 2010. Before coming to TEA, Chris worked as a successful television and record producer for more than 20 years. Chris has trained three Grammy® winning audio engineers, produced the Telly Award® winning nationally syndicated “Texas Music Café®” PBS TV program, and taught TV production at Texas State Technical College. Chris has worked for Willie Nelson and Bruce Hornsby, among hundreds of other musical talents.
Chris earned his degree in audio technology while on full scholarship for vocal performance at McLennan Community College. He spends his spare time acting, songwriting and performing music. He also enjoys volunteering at Mission Waco and several other non-profit organizations.
Chris prides himself on establishing client relationships based on trust. While Chris has served as vice president of customer service, TEA’s client retention rate has remained at 96 percent. He remains a valued team member, confidant, friend and brother to TJ Ermoian. You can watch Chris and his school principal wife Lindy and see their beautiful home on the third season of HGTV's "Fixer Upper" TV program.
Joel Wymore, Senior Pricing Analyst
Joel is an integral member of our team. He is responsible for working with the energy companies to obtain pricing for clients, obtaining contracts, and energy provider relations that keep the TEA machine humming.
Joel is a recent graduate from Tarleton State University in Waco. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was a member of Delta Mu Delta, a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students in the top 20% of their class.
In addition to working with TEA, Joel is actively involved in ministry. He volunteers much of his time at Dayspring Campground Ministries, a non-profit ministry founded by his parents. The ministry operates on a love offering basis, refusing to set a fee for groups and campers and trusting God to provide for all of the needs; and every staff member is a volunteer. Joel plays guitar and leads a young adult class at New Vision Family Fellowship in West, Texas. He is also a two-time competitor on NBC’s hit show American Ninja Warrior, and he hopes to compete again in upcoming seasons.
Wendy Callan, Account Executive
Wendy Callan is an Inside Account Executive for Texas Energy. Wendy began working at Texas Energy in 2015 – and brings with her over 20 years of sales experience – including CRDN, The Dwyer Group; Insurors of Texas and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She brings her vast knowledge of account management, training and consultative selling skills to the TEA team. Wendy is a Baylor graduate and is the mother of a beautiful daughter. Her spirit and energy have made her an integral part of our team.