UNS Energy, the parent company of Tucson Electric Power, has named Susan M. Gray as its chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Gray earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, and is an enthusiastic Wildcat fan.
According to UNS Energy, Gray currently serves as the company’s president and chief operating officer, and will succeed CEO David G. Hutchens, who is also an alum of the college, having earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering.
“It’s a great privilege to lead a company that means so much to so many people,” Gray said in a press release. “Our employees are incredibly dedicated to providing safe, reliable service for our customers and supporting our communities as we invest in new energy technologies and build a cleaner, greener grid.”
According to the press release, Gray, who has long been a champion for women in the often male-dominated utility industry, will be the first woman to lead the company.
“Susan is an inclusive, collaborative leader who produces amazing results by tapping into the talents of every member of the team,” Hutchens said. “She knows and understands our company, people and culture and is well-prepared to execute our aggressive transition to cleaner energy.”