UNS Energy Corporation
UNS Energy is the Tucson, Arizona-based parent company of Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES). TEP serves more than 414,000 customers in and around Tucson, while UES provides natural gas and electric service to about 243,000 customers in northern and southern Arizona.
UNS Energy is a subsidiary of Fortis, the largest investor-owned 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 – Robert A. Elliott, President and Owner, Elliott Accounting.
- Barry V. Perry, President of Fortis Inc.
- David G. Hutchens, President and Chief Executive Officer of UNS Energy Corporation, Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy Services
- Louise L. Francesconi, former President of Raytheon Missile Systems.
- Karl W. Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 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.
- Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Science, Executive Dean of the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
- Lisa Lovallo, Market Vice President of Southern Arizona for Cox Communications
David G. Hutchens – President and Chief Executive Officer
David G. Hutchens is President and CEO of Tucson Electric Power (TEP), sister company UniSource Energy Services and their parent company, UNS Energy.
Hutchens served as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and worked as an engineer before joining TEP in July 1995. He advanced to various management positions and was named Vice President in January 2007 before becoming Executive Vice President in March 2011 and President in December 2011. He assumed his current role as the company’s top executive in May 2014.
On Jan. 1, 2018, Hutchens took on additional responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Western Utility Operations for Fortis, Inc.
Hutchens graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance.
Frank P. Marino – Chief Financial Officer
Frank Marino is Chief Financial Officer. Before joining TEP in January 2013, he was a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the wind and solar businesses of the AES Corporation, a global power company. Marino is a Certified Public Accountant and has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the State University of New York and master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Erik Bakken – Vice President, Transmission & Distribution Planning and Environmental
Erik Bakken is Vice President of Transmission & Distribution Planning and Environmental. He 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.
Susan Gray – Vice President of Energy Delivery
Susan Gray is Vice President of Energy Delivery. Gray came to TEP as a student engineer in 1994 before being hired in 1997 as an Energy Management System Engineer. Promoted to supervisory roles along the way, she advanced to Superintendent of T&D Design/Build in 2004. She was named Director of Design & Construction Services in 2011, and was promoted to Senior Director of T&D in 2013. Gray has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s of business administration from the University of Arizona.
Kentton C. Grant – Vice President
Kenton Grant is Vice President. Grant joined TEP in 1995 and has held management positions in financial planning, capital resources and treasury services. Prior to joining TEP, Grant worked on the staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Grant is a Chartered Financial Analyst who earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Todd C. Hixon – Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Todd Hixon is Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Hixon joined TEP after three years in private practice and advanced to Associate General Counsel before being named to his current role in May 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in architecture and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Arizona.
Mark Mansfield – Vice President, Energy Resources
Mark Mansfield is Vice President of Energy Resources. He joined the company in 2008 most recently serving as Senior Director of Generation. Prior to joining TEP, Mansfield held various leadership positions at PacifiCorp Energy. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Utah.
Catherine E. Ries – Vice President of Customer and Human Resources
Catherine Ries is Vice President of Customer and Human Resources. Before joining TEP in 2007, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Clopay Building Products Company, a division of Griffon Corporation. Ries also spent more than a dozen years in the airline industry, where she specialized in development and training. She holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a master’s in business administration from Arizona State University.
Jo Smith – Vice President of Public Policy and Rates
Jo Smith is Vice President of Public Policy. Smith joined TEP in 2003 as Director of Investor Relations after having previously served in that role at Portland General Electric. She advanced to Director of Regulatory Services in 2011 and was promoted to Senior Director of Regulatory Services and Corporate Communications in 2013. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University.
Morgan Stoll – Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Morgan Stoll is Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Since joining the company in 2008, Stoll has held various leadership roles within information services. Prior to joining TEP, he led IT departments at two global dot-coms and a regional healthcare provider. Stoll holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Barry University and a master’s degree in information technology from Capella University.
Martha B. Pritz - Treasurer
Martha Pritz is Treasurer. Since joining TEP in 1999, she has held various leadership roles in financial planning, treasury services and capital resources before assuming her current role as Senior Director of Finance. She previously held positions with Huck International, Inc. and Total Petroleum, Inc. Pritz is a CFA charterholder with a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado-Denver.
Herlinda H. Kennedy – Corporate Secretary
Herlinda Kennedy is Corporate Secretary. She has held a variety of positions during her three decades at TEP, including assistant Corporate Secretary. Kennedy was elected to her current position in 2006. She is a Certified Legal Assistant and has an associate degree of applied science/paralegal from Pima Community College.
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 investor-owned 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.
EEI ESG Pilot Template Information
UNS Energy has worked with the Edison Electric Institute, 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.