PHOENIX – In a move to better position APS to serve its customers now
and in the immediate future, the company announced today a number of officer
changes, including the promotion of Jacob
Tetlow to the position of Vice President, Transmission and Distribution
Operations. Previously, Tetlow was General Manager, Transmission and
Distribution, Operations and Maintenance, a position he held since 2014. In his
new role, Jacob is responsible for ensuring the delivery of safe and reliable
energy to APS customers. These responsibilities include system operations
and maintenance, as well as the construction of APS’s transmission and
“Jacob’s intellect, honesty and hard work have earned him the respect of
co-workers and appreciation within the community,” said Don
Brandt, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of APS.
Last month, APS also rotated several company executives to develop a
leadership team with a broader view and a greater depth of knowledge:
Dinkel is now Vice President of Environmental and Chief Sustainability
Officer. He formerly served as Vice President, Transmission and Distribution
- Ann Becker
is now Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. She formerly served
as Vice President of Environmental and Chief Sustainability Officer.
Easterly is now Vice President of Human Resources. She formerly served as
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer.
Easterly will report
to Barbara Gomez, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Gomez has announced
her retirement effective in July after 38 years with the company.
“Movement such as this is an important part of our long-term talent
development strategy,” said Brandt. “It prepares APS to provide safe, reliable
and affordable energy for our customers well into the future.”
Prior to joining APS’s Transmission and Distribution operations, Tetlow
spent 11 years on the company’s Fossil Generation team working in roles such as
Director of Gas and Oil Generation, Director of Coal Generation, and in various
frontline and leadership positions at the Four Corners Power Plant and Cholla
Tetlow has extensive experience in developing leaders. He facilitated a year-long Leadership Academy at APS focused on high-potential leaders. He currently serves as chair of the distributed energy resources sub-committee for the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies
, and is a member of the Association’s power delivery committee. He is also a
member of Arizona State University’s industrial advisory board.
APS serves about 2.7 million people
in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of
clean, safe and reliable electricity. Using a balanced energy mix that is
nearly 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the country’s most substantial
renewable energy portfolios, and owns and operates the Palo Verde Nuclear
Generating Station, the country’s top power producer and largest producer of
carbon-free energy. The company is also a proven leader in introducing
technology and services that offer customers choice and control over their
energy consumption. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal
subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital
Corp. (NYSE: PNW).