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 1.4 million homes and businesses across Arizona. The company is among the nation’s top utilities for delivering clean and reliable energy to its customers and is working to fulfill its ambitious commitment to deliver 100% clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. APS operates the Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest energy producer—all of it carbon free—and ranks among the top five investor-owned utilities for solar energy capacity. 
Since joining APS in 2004, Guldner has held several 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 science at the University of Washington. 

He serves on the boards of directors for Edison Electric Institute, the McCain Institute, Nuclear Energy Institute and the Smart Electric Power Alliance. 

In addition to industry leadership, Guldner is dedicated to community involvement and actively serves on boards of directors for Greater Phoenix Leadership, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona State University’s Knowledge Exchange for Resilience. 

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

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