For Immediate Release: November 6, 2018
Tucson, Ariz. – UNS Energy’s Board of Directors has named two new senior vice presidents and appointed a new vice president, changes that will strengthen the company’s local leadership team when they take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.
Susan Gray will be promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UNS Energy and its subsidiaries, including Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services. Gray will oversee generation, transmission and distribution operations that provide safe, reliable energy to more than 650,000 customers across Arizona.
Chief Financial Officer Frank Marino will be promoted to Senior Vice President of UNS Energy and its subsidiaries. Marino will continue to manage the company’s financial operations while assuming oversight of rates, revenue requirements, transmission development, wholesale energy sales and other areas critical to the company’s long-term success.
Dallas Dukes will be promoted to Vice President of Energy Programs and Pricing, reporting to Marino. Dukes will continue to manage customer pricing plans, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs and customer analytics while overseeing the development of new services for customers.
“These promotions will strengthen our leadership team and promote even greater collaboration and innovation throughout our company as we work to serve our customers’ future energy needs,” said David G. Hutchens, President and CEO of UNS Energy and its subsidiaries.
Gray, 46, began work at TEP more than two decades ago as an engineer. After moving to a project management role, she advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in TEP’s transmission and distribution (T&D) operations area. She was promoted to Vice President of T&D Operations and Engineering in 2015 and became Vice President of Energy Delivery in 2016.
“Susan is a proven leader with a strong analytical mind, a tireless work ethic and exceptional interpersonal skills. She’s always willing to question the status quo and work collaboratively toward solutions that promote operational excellence,” Hutchens said. “She’s a perfect fit for this critical role overseeing the vast, vertically integrated operations at the heart of our business.”
Gray earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Arizona.
Marino, 54, came to UNS Energy in January 2013 as the company’s Assistant Controller after serving as Vice President and Divisional Chief Financial Officer at The AES Corporation. Marino was promoted in August 2013 to Vice President and Controller and was named as the Chief Financial Officer of UNS Energy and its subsidiaries in 2017.
“Frank is a consistent source of creative, innovative and energetic leadership,” Hutchens said. “His analytical approach, sound judgment and deep financial management expertise have contributed significantly to our financial success. This new role will extend his positive impact to other areas of our company, including those that connect directly with our customers.”
Marino is a Certified Public Accountant who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from State University of New York and a master’s of business administration degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
Dukes, 51, arrived at UNS Energy 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.
“Dallas is a persuasive, forward thinking leader who is committed to the development of programs, services and pricing options that serve customers’ needs,” Hutchens said. “His creative, innovative drive will help us remain ahead of the curve as the energy industry evolves.”
Dukes is a Certified Public Accountant who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University and a master’s of business administration from Anderson University.
UNS Energy is the Tucson, Ariz. based parent company of Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy Services. Its parent company, Fortis Inc., owns utilities that serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. For more information, visit fortisinc.com.
TEP provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 424,000 customers in Southern Arizona. For more information, visit tep.com. UniSource Energy services provides electric service to approximately 95,000 customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties. The company also provides natural gas to approximately 154,000 customers in northern and southern Arizona. For more information, visit uesaz.com.
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