UNS Energy’s Regulated Utilities
UNS Energy Corporation
UNS Energy is the Tucson, Arizonabased parent company of Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES). TEP serves more than 432,000 customers in and around Tucson, while UES provides natural gas and electric service to about 256,000 customers in northern and southern Arizona.
UNS Energy is a subsidiary of Fortis, the largest investorowned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Fortis' regulated utility subsidiaries serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. Fortis also owns non regulated hydroelectric generation assets in Canada, Belize and upstate New York.
Board of Directors
- Board Chair – Louise Francesconi, former President of Raytheon Missile Systems
- Patricia Chiodo, Chief Financial Officer, Verra Mobility
- Nora M. Duke, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer of Fortis, Inc.
- Susan Gray, President and CEO, UNS Energy Corp.
- Pamela D. Kehaly, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
- Lisa Lovallo, Market Vice President of Southern Arizona for Cox Communications.
- Jocelyn Perry, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officers of Fortis, Inc.
- Ramiro G. Peru, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Phelps Dodge Corporation.
- Gregory A. Pivirotto, former CEO and Director of University Medical Center.
- James R. Reid, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Fortis, Inc.
- Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Science, Executive Dean of the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Susan GrayPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Susan was named Chief Executive Officer of UNS Energy and its subsidiaries, including Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy Services, by the UNS Energy Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2021. She is the first woman to lead the company and has championed efforts to promote the engagement and achievement of women in the traditionally male-dominated utility industry.
Susan, who had served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, succeeds CEO David G. Hutchens, who was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Inc., UNS Energy’s parent company.
She began her career as a student intern at TEP in 1994. She was hired as system engineer in 1997 and advanced through several engineering and leadership roles before being named Vice President of Energy Delivery in 2015. She was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2019, and named President of UNS Energy in 2020.
Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Arizona, where she serves on advisory boards for the UA’s Eller Graduate School of Management and College of Engineering. She also serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Arizona and is a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council.
Todd C. Hixon – Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Todd joined TEP as a corporate counsel in 1998 after three years in private practice. He rose through leadership positions in the Legal Services Department and served as general counsel for Millennium Energy Holdings, a UNS Energy subsidiary that has overseen unregulated investments. Todd was named Associate General Counsel of UniSource Energy in 2010, and was promoted to Vice President and General Counsel the following year. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Arizona.
Frank P. Marino – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Frank became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2019, having previously served as Vice President and CFO. Before joining TEP in 2013, Frank was a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the wind and solar businesses of the AES Corporation, a global power company. Frank is a Certified Public Accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the State University of New York and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Erik Bakken – Vice President of System Operations and Energy Resources
Erik joined TEP as a Corporate Counsel in 2000 after earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and a juris doctorate from the University of Arizona. He advanced through management positions in Land Resources and Environmental Services and was promoted to Senior Director of Transmission & Environmental Services in 2014. He was promoted to Vice President of Transmission & Distribution Planning and Environmental in 2018 before taking on expanded responsibilities in his current role.
Dallas Dukes – Vice President, Customer Experience, Programs and Pricing
Dallas joined TEP in 2004 as Director of Corporate Accounting after serving as Divisional Controller for Citizens Gas & Coke Utility (now Citizens Energy Group) in Indianapolis. He became Director of Rates and Revenue Requirements in 2005 and was later promoted to Senior Director in that role, eventually assuming oversight of areas including new programs and services, customer analytics, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. He was promoted to Vice President in 2019. Dallas is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Anderson University.
Cynthia Garcia – Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Engineering & Safety
Cynthia oversees information and operations technologies that play a pivotal role in supporting a smarter, cleaner grid. She worked as the division controller for a software development company before joining TEP in 2000. After starting as a Lead Accountant, she became a T&D supervisor and project manager, leading teams that delivered large-scale line construction projects. She advanced through T&D leadership roles that expanded her responsibilities before being promoted to Vice President of Energy Delivery in January 2020. She was appointed to her current role in May 2022. Cynthia earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona.
Terry Nay – Vice President of Field Operations
Terry oversees the skilled, highly trained crews committed to maintaining our safe, reliable service. Recognized as a collaborative and results-oriented leader with a strong strategic focus, Terry joined the company in 2008 as Manager of Corporate Safety. He was appointed to Senior Director of UNS Electric and Corporate Safety in 2012. Terry assumed leadership of TEP Field Operations and UniSource Energy Services in 2021, and was appointed to his current role in May 2022. He holds a master’s degree in business administration.
Chris Norman – Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Strategy
Chris joined TEP in 2001 as a Senior Analyst, assuming increasingly complex roles in Investor Relations and Regulatory Services. He served as Director of Regulatory Services and Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2019, before being promoted to Senior Director in 2020 and Vice President in 2022. He as a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Nebraska and holds an MBA from the University of Arizona.
Catherine E. Ries – Vice President, Talent
Before joining TEP in 2007, Catherine was Vice President of Human Resources for Clopay Building Products Company, a division of Griffon Corporation. Catherine also spent more than a dozen years in the airline industry, where she specialized in development and training.
She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Michael Sheehan – Vice President, Fuels, Resource Planning and Wholesale Marketing
Mike came to TEP in 1993 as an Information Services Specialist. He transitioned to Energy Settlements in 1998, where he worked as an analyst before being promoted to Manager of Resource Planning in 2001. Mike was promoted to Director of Resource Planning in 2010, and then to Senior Director of Fuels and Resource Planning in 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.
Gail Zody-Serbia – Vice President, Human Resources
Gail was named Vice President of Human Resources in 2022. She previously served as Human Resources Director for Southwest Gas and held leadership roles at Sierra Nevada Corporation, L3 Technologies and Securitas Security Services. She holds an MBA from Western International University in Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Political Science from Northern Arizona University.
Martha B. PritzTreasurer
Since joining TEP in 1999, Martha has held various leadership roles in financial planning, treasury services and capital resources before assuming her current role as Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. She previously held positions with Huck International, Inc. and Total Petroleum, Inc. Martha is a CFA charterholder with a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a master’s in finance from the University of Colorado-Denver.
Like UNS Energy, Fortis was established as the publicly traded corporate parent of a local utility – Newfoundland Power – that has provided electric service since the late 1800s. As the company has expanded through a series of acquisitions, it has retained its commitment to disciplined, patient growth through continued focus on operational excellence.
Today, Fortis is the largest investorowned gas and electric utility in Canada, providing gas and electric service to more than 3 million customers. Its regulated holdings include gas and electric utilities in five Canadian provinces, New York and two Caribbean countries.
ESG / Sustainability Performance
UNS Energy has worked with the Edison Electric Institute, the American Gas Association, investors and other member utilities to develop reporting metrics that allow investors to assess environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks for each reporting utility. Customers, investors and other stakeholders can view information about our ESG and sustainability performance.