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James R. Hatfield

Jim Hatfield is Advisor to the CEO for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its primary subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company (APS), Arizona’s largest electric company. The companies are headquartered in Phoenix.

Hatfield is responsible for corporate strategy, corporate development, venture investment management and has an executive oversight of the finance and IT functions.  He also oversees the financial and business planning efforts of Pinnacle West and APS, ensuring the organizations function efficiently as possible and make intelligent investments to drive value for customers and shareholders.

Hatfield previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, with responsibilities for most corporate functions, including finance and treasury, investor relations, financial planning and budgeting, investment management, accounting, tax services, enterprise risk management, corporate development, internal audit, enterprise process improvement, information technology and human resources.

Before joining Pinnacle West in 2008, Hatfield was senior vice president and chief financial officer of OGE Energy Corp. He has more than 41 years of financial experience in the utility and energy business.

Hatfield is past chairman of EIM LTD, an insurance provider to the energy industry, and currently serves on its board of directors and chairs their investment and nominating committees. He is on the board of the University of Central Missouri Foundation and on their audit & risk committee.  He is also on the board of the Fiesta Bowl and vice chairs their budget & finance committee. Hatfield is a former football official in the Big 12 Conference, Western Athletic Conference and Arena Football League.

Hatfield earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Central Missouri and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has completed the INPO Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at MIT.

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