About Us

Management Team

 

David G. Hutchens – President and Chief Executive Officer

David Hutchens Mr. Hutchens is President and CEO of TEP and its parent company, UNS Energy Corporation. 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.

Philip J. Dion– Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Customer Solutions

Philip Dion Mr. Dion is Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Customer Solutions. In this capacity, he is responsible for the direction and execution of regulatory and legislative strategy at the federal and state levels for TEP and its affiliates. He also oversees the customer experience through customer service and engagement, marketing, corporate communications, customer programs and community relations.

Mr. Dion joined TEP in 2008 as Vice President of Legal and Environmental Services, became Vice President of Public Policy in 2010 and was promoted to his current role in August 2013. He previously served as chief of staff and chief legal advisor to then-Commissioner Marc Spitzer of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Before Spitzer’s appointment to the FERC in 2006, Dion had served as his advisor at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) since 2004. He had previously served as a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and an administrative law judge at the ACC.

Mr. Dion has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctorate and an MBA in finance from Santa Clara University.

Kevin P. Larson– Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Larson 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, TEP’s parent company.

Mr. Larson is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Minnesota.

Kentton C. Grant– Vice President, Finance and Rates

Kentton Grant 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 its sister company, UniSource Energy Services. 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

Hixon Mr. Hixon is Vice President and General Counsel of TEP and its parent company, UNS Energy. 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

Karen Kissinger 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

Mark Mansfield 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

Frank Marino 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.

Thomas A. McKenna– Vice President, Energy Delivery

Thomas McKenna Mr. McKenna is Vice President of Energy Delivery. He also serves as Vice President of UNS Gas and UNS Electric, subsidiaries of UniSource Energy Services – a sister company to TEP. Mr. McKenna has accumulated more than four decades of experience in the utility industry. Before joining TEP in 1998, he was a Vice President of Sargent & Lundy, an engineering services company.

Mr. McKenna has a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Catherine E. Ries– Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology

Catherine Ries Ms. Ries is Vice President of Human Resources and Information Technology. 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.

Herlinda H. Kennedy– Corporate Secretary

Herlinda Kennedy 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.