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
- Lawrence J. Aldrich, Chairman and Executive Director of the Arizona Business Coalition on Health.
- Louise L. Francesconi, former President of Raytheon Missile Systems.
- James P. Laurito, President and CEO of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
- Michael Mulcahy, President and CEO of FortisBC Holdings Inc., FortisBC Energy Inc. and FortisBC 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.
David G. Hutchens – President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hutchens is President and CEO of UNS Energy Corporation and subsidiaries Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES). He 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 became a Vice President in January 2007 before being named President in December 2011 and Chief Operating Officer in August 2013. He assumed his current role as the company’s top executive in May 2014.
Mr. Hutchens graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in finance.
Kevin P. Larson – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Larson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A 26-year veteran of TEP, Mr. Larson served in a variety of capacities in the treasury and finance areas before being named CFO in 2000. Mr. Larson also serves as Treasurer of UNS Energy Corporation.
Mr. Larson is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Susan Gray – Vice President of T&D Operations and Engineering
Ms. Gray is Vice President of T&D Operations and Engineering. Susan came to Tucson Electric Power 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, Design & Construction Services in 2011 and was promoted to Senior Director, T&D in 2013.
Ms. Gray has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Arizona
Kentton C. Grant – Vice President, Finance and Rates
Mr. Grant is Vice President of Finance and Rates. Mr. Grant joined TEP in 1995 and has held management positions in financial planning, capital resources and treasury services. Mr. Grant also serves as Treasurer of TEP and UES. Prior to joining TEP, Mr. Grant worked on the staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Mr. Grant is a Chartered Financial Analyst who earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Todd C. Hixon – Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Hixon is Vice President and General Counsel of UNS Energy, TEP and UES. Mr. 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.
Mr. Hixon has a bachelor's degree in architecture and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona.
Karen G. Kissinger – Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. Kissinger is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Kissinger joined TEP in January 1991 after serving as a senior manager at the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche.
Ms. Kissinger is a Certified Public Accountant. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Arizona.
Mark Mansfield – Vice President, Energy Resources
Mr. 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, Mr. Mansfield held various leadership positions at PacifiCorp Energy.
Mr. Mansfield has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah.
Frank P. Marino – Vice President and Controller
Mr. Marino is Vice President and Controller. 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.
Mr. Marino 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.
Catherine E. Ries – Vice President of Customer and Human Resources
Ms. Ries is Vice President of Customer and Human Resources. Before joining TEP in 2007, Ms. Ries was Vice President of Human Resources for Clopay Building Products Company, a division of Griffon Corporation. Ms. Ries also spent more than a dozen years in the airline industry, where she specialized in development and training.
Ms. Ries has both a bachelor's degree in fine arts and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Jo Smith – Vice President of Public Policy
Ms. Smith is Vice President of Public Policy. Jo 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.
Ms. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Michigan State University
Herlinda H. Kennedy – Corporate Secretary
Ms. Kennedy is Corporate Secretary. She has held a variety of positions during three decades at TEP, including assistant Corporate Secretary. Ms. Kennedy was elected to her current position in 2006.
Ms. Kennedy is a Certified Legal Assistant and has an associate's 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.