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Jeffrey B. Guldner

Jeff Guldner leads Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its primary subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company (APS). The companies are headquartered in Phoenix.

APS employs more than 6,000 people and serves more than 1.2 million customers across Arizona. The company is among the nation’s top utilities for delivering clean and reliable energy to its customers. APS operates the Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest energy producer—all of it carbon-free, ranks among the top five investor-owned utilities for solar energy capacity and is pursuing one of the nation’s largest energy storage initiatives.

Guldner was promoted to his current position in November 2019 from his dual roles as president of APS and executive vice president, public policy of Pinnacle West. Since joining APS in 2004, Guldner has held a number of leadership positions responsible for areas including legal, rates and regulation, government affairs and customer service.

Prior to APS, Guldner was a partner in the Phoenix office of Snell & Wilmer LLP, where he practiced public utility, telecommunications and energy law. Before practicing law, Guldner served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy and was an assistant professor of naval history at the University of Washington. 

Guldner is dedicated to community involvement and actively serves on boards of directors, including the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Partnership for Economic Innovation, the National Association of Manufacturers and Arizona Theatre Company. He is chair of the East Valley Partnership board of directors.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and graduated magna cum laude from the Arizona State University College of Law. Guldner also completed the Reactor Technology Course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Advanced Management Program at Columbia Business School.

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