Moderator: Scott Fry, Managing Director, Mycoff, Fry & Prouse LLC
The power industry is transitioning to a revolutionized electric energy business model. Electric utilities are leveraging existing technology to minimize costs and maximize operations while delivering solutions that are more aligned with changing customer expectations. This panel will focus on the diverse strategies CEO’s are employing to usher their utilities into the new power industry frontier. There will be brief discussion from each CEO, followed by questions from the moderator and collected questions fielded from the audience.
Mark Bonsall, CEO & General Manager, SRP
Mark B. Bonsall was named SRP’s CEO and General Manager in April 2011. Since joining SRP in 1977, Bonsall has served in a variety of positions including Treasurer, and Chief Financial Executive. Bonsall is an industry leader, having served as a member of the Task Force on Electric System Reliability, by invitation of the Secretary of Energy. He also serves on the Board of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and currently Chairs the Board of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC).
Cindy Crane, President & CEO, Rocky Mountain Power
Cindy Crane is President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power. Crane is additionally responsible for PacifiCorp’s coal fueling and mining operations as well as thermal generation operations. Crane joined PacifiCorp in 1990 and served in a variety of positions, including director of business systems integration, managing director of the company’s regional transmission project and managing director of the major issues program. She also managed the company’s integration following its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
David Hutchens, President & CEO, UNS Energy
David G. Hutchens is President and Chief Executive Officer of UNS Energy Corporation, parent company of Tucson Electric Power (“TEP”) and Unisource Energy Services (“UES”). Mr. Hutchens has been with UNS Energy for 20 years. He advanced through various management positions overseeing wholesale energy trading and marketing and, in January 2007, was named Vice President of Wholesale Energy and UNS Gas, an operating subsidiary of UES.
Patrick Ledger, CEO, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative
Patrick F. Ledger, Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, was named CEO of Arizona G&T Cooperatives in February 2011. Ledger joined the cooperatives in 2002 as corporate counsel. He moved on to become senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO). He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College, and master’s and juris doctor degrees from the University of Arizona.