Leadership

Sayun Sukduang

Sayun Sukduang is the Chief Supply Officer in North America. His perimeter consists in ENGIE Resources, a commercial and industrial electricity and gas retailer, Think Energy a residential electric and gas retailer and Plymouth Rock Energy, a gas and electricity retailer primarily in the North East United States. As the fourth largest commercial and industrial retailer in the U.S., the business develops customer-side risk management solutions that help businesses meet their energy and sustainability goals.

An energy industry professional with 20 years of experience, Sayun Sukduang has been a member of Engie’s North America's Executive Committee since 2013 and with the Group since 2000. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, Sayun managed the ENGIE teams and companies responsible for implementation of all major capital infrastructure projects in the United States, Mexico and Canada, ranging from thermal and renewable generation projects to large scale transportation pipelines. He previously held executive level roles in Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Development, and Operations, and earlier in his career in Asset Management, Finance, Commodity Risk Management and Engineering.

Prior to joining the Group, Sayun worked for Florida Power & Light's regulated energy business. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.


Graham Leith

Graham Leith is the Chief Operating Officer, at ENGIE Resources.  With more than two decades of industry experience, he has deep knowledge of the energy markets in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He has worked with a number of leading energy companies in positions involving sales, marketing, risk management, and operations. 

His background includes serving as the Chief Risk Officer and the Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Energy Sales at AEP Energy.  Prior to that, he held senior positions with Direct Energy and British Gas (Centrica plc), Ontario Power Generation Inc., and Photowatt Solar.  He also worked in various marketing and sales roles with PremStar Energy, Inc., TransCanada Pipelines, Ltd., and Air Solutions, Inc. 

Graham earned an undergraduate degree in business and mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Amber Gabbert

Amber Gabbert is the Business Control Director of ENGIE Resources. She is responsible for financial functions, including accounting, performance reporting, planning, settlements and credit. In addition, she heads up the outgoing payment functions, including commissions and utility payments.

Amber has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry which began at a boutique accounting firm in Houston. She joined ENGIE in 2006 and has held numerous roles including Director of Accounting Shared Services for the LNG and Portfolio Management business units.

She holds a Bachelors’ in Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University.


Jay Bell

Jay Bell is the Vice President of Sales at ENGIE Resources. Jay has nearly two decades of experience in the energy sector, overseeing all direct and indirect commodity sales channels in the U.S. as well as the sales support group.

In his role, Jay is responsible for setting the strategic plan for the sales team, ensuring customer engagement on the opportunities available to customers to manage costs and align commodity procurement to other aspects of the energy program. He is also well versed in strategies to optimize usage and demand, leveraging the commodity as the critical lever for unlocking value and reducing total energy costs.

Before joining ENGIE in 2008, Jay was the Director of Major Accounts and East Region Large Business Sales for TXU Energy; Vice President of National Accounts for Sempra Energy; and Senior Strategic Sales Executive for TXU. Other business experience includes: Senior Business Development Executive for the EDS Healthcare Strategic Business Unit and Director of Xerox Business Solutions, the outsourcing arm of Xerox Canada.

Jay is a native of Montreal, Canada, and is fluently bilingual in English and French. He attended John Abbot College, LaSalle College, and McGill University.


J.D. Burrows

J.D. Burrows is the Vice President of Marketing at ENGIE Resources. He is responsible for lead generation, brand positioning, market analytics, and pricing strategies. 

He focuses primarily on driving growth initiatives that strengthen and reinforce the company’s reputation as a transparent knowledge leader.  In addition to marketing, he is well versed in the wholesale origination of structured energy products; mid-marketing of energy and capacity; issuing of Renewable Energy Certificates; and procurement of natural gas, fuel oil, coal, and transportation and rail capacity.  

Before joining ENGIE, J.D. held positions with Enron in structuring and risk management, and with Dynegy in market development for the Northeast.  He started his career in energy with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, where he served as a witness and staff expert on rate design and fuel factors. 

J.D. earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree in economics from Texas A&M University.


Ray Cunningham

Ray Cunningham is the Vice President and General Counsel of ENGIE Resources. He is responsible for government affairs, regulatory compliance, and all legal matters impacting trading and investments.

Ray began his career with Amoco Corporation as a chemical engineer before joining ExxonMobil Power & Gas, where he worked on the development and implementation of retail strategies in response to the deregulation of the Texas electricity market. 

Ray joined ENGIE in 2004 as Senior Counsel.  In 2009, he was named General Counsel for the trading and portfolio management business unit. 

Ray is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the South Texas College of Law.


Anne-Laure Chassanite

Anne-Laure Chassanite is the Vice President of Supply at ENGIE Resources. She had previously served as Director of Gas Portfolio Management since 2019.

Anne-Laure has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry, working across the entire value chain in Europe. After managing Back Office operations in Gas Wholesale, she switched to managing a commercial retail group and then led operations at a French gas utility as it transformed from a gas network to biomethane. Anne-Laure has led many information technology projects and supported international business development with a focus on sharing of best practices and market intelligence.

She initially joined ENGIE in Paris in 2007. Prior to this, she was a change management consultant, working on Information Technology Systems deployment and financial performance. Her clients included energy companies and heavy industry restructuring.

Anne-Laure holds a Masters degree in Law and Economics from Sciences Po Paris Management School.


Greg Leflar

Greg Leflar is the Vice President of Operations at ENGIE Resources. He oversees information technology, project management, sales support, transaction management, and contract validation, as well as customer billing and account management.

Greg has over 18 years of experience working with companies in a variety of industries to bring about transformative change in the areas of organization effectiveness, culture, and the adoption of emerging technology. In his previous position, much of his focus was on retail energy, where he served as the officer responsible for the firm's largest clients in the industry.

At Continental Airlines, he led the adoption of mobile devices in the aircraft maintenance organization and the digitization of many of their processes and procedures. In his lengthy career as an IT consultant, Greg worked with companies in upstream oil and gas, midstream, and healthcare industries to envision and implement leading-edge technology solutions. In recent years as a management consultant, he has partnered with executives to devise strategies around business agility, organizational structure, and team culture.

Greg is a subject matter expert in agile methods, cloud computing, advanced analytics, mobility, and enterprise architecture. He has published papers and spoken at conferences on the API economy, enterprise cloud adoption, and the integration of big data and machine learning into business operations.

He earned a business administration degree in Management Information Systems from Baylor University.


William Jordan

William Jordan is the Vice President of Natural Gas Supply, and Managing Director of ENGIE Power & Gas LLC, a subsidiary of ENGIE Resources. With more than two decades of energy industry experience, he has a detailed knowledge of the electric and natural gas commodity markets.

This includes serving in leadership roles ranging from energy marketing, portfolio management and generation asset management. Prior roles at ENGIE have included VP Supply for ENGIE Resources as well as Head of ERCOT Portfolio Management overseeing the commercial operation of ENIGE’s merchant generation fleet.

Prior to joining ENIGE, William held various roles in retail and wholesale commodity portfolio management with Centrica, Reliant Resources, Enron, Duke, and Central & Southwest.

William holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University.