President & Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Lee became President & Chief Executive Officer of EPCOR Utilities Inc. in September 2015. He is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the company, and achieving operational excellence across its power and water businesses in Canada and the U.S. southwest.
Stuart is a seasoned business executive with extensive financial and commercial expertise. Before joining EPCOR, Stuart spent six years with Capital Power Corporation, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Commercial Services.
From 2009 to 2011, Stuart was President and Director of Capital Power Income LP, a publicly traded subsidiary of Capital Power Corporation. This was a $2 billion enterprise value business with 20 plants across North America.
Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a chartered accountant. He serves on the Board of STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service), the Audit Committee for the University of Alberta and recently completed a term with the Board of Directors of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Guy Bridgeman is responsible for corporate finance, treasury, strategic planning, corporate development, internal audit and risk management functions within EPCOR.
Prior to his current appointment, Guy served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development and Senior Vice President of Distribution & Transmission and Energy Services. Guy joined EPCOR as Director of Regulatory Affairs in 1995. He played a central role in acquisitions in Alberta and Ontario, and the development of the Alberta Power Purchase Arrangements, EPCOR's first Regulated Rate Option Energy Price Setting Plan. More recently, he was EPCOR lead on the Heartland Transmission Project partnership with AltaLink Ltd., which is constructing a 500 kV transmission line in the Capital Region.
Prior to joining EPCOR, Guy was a senior economist with the Alberta government's Department of Energy, focusing on oil and gas regulatory issues. He played a leading role in the province's first round of electricity industry deregulation initiatives, introduced in 1996. Guy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He has also achieved ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Guy serves on the Board of Directors of Edmonton's River Valley Alliance and is a member of the United Way Alberta Capital Region Campaign Cabinet.
Senior Vice President, Legal General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jennifer Addison oversees the delivery of all Canadian legal services for EPCOR, as well as compliance, ethics and privacy functions. She is also responsible for corporate emergency preparedness and business continuity, physical security, facility management of EPCOR Tower and corporate supply chain / procurement. As Corporate Secretary, Jennifer works closely with EPCOR's Board of Directors.
Jennifer joined EPCOR from Stantec where she worked for more than 10 years, most recently as Vice President and senior counsel for Canada and Corporate.
Jennifer holds a law degree from Queen's University and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.
Senior Vice President, Water Canada
John Elford is Senior Vice President of EPCOR Water Canada, which provides drinking water and wastewater treatment services to more than 85 communities in Western Canada, including over 1 million people in the Edmonton region. EPCOR also provides water and wastewater services to industrial clients such as Albian Sands and Fort Hills in Fort McMurray.
Since joining EPCOR in 2004, John has held several roles including responsibilities for regulatory affairs, planning and project delivery, corporate finance, generation, metering and wholesale energy and asset management. Most recently John held the role of Divisional Vice President Distribution and Transmission Operations in Electricity Operations.
John is also a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and the Art Gallery of Alberta.
John is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters of Business Administration.
President, EPCOR Water USA
As President of EPCOR Water (USA) Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EUI), Joe Gysel is responsible for water operations in the United States. EPCOR Water USA provides water and wastewater services to over 350,000 people through 202,000 service connections in 22 communities and seven counties across Arizona and New Mexico.
Joe is also responsible for EPCOR Water USA's growing investment and presence in the southwestern United States. Prior to this assignment, Joe was Senior Vice President, New Business Enterprises with EUI, responsible for EUI water business development across Canada and the U.S. Previous positions with EUI also included senior responsibilities in energy origination and plant development.
Before re-joining EUI in 2000, Joe was Director of Wholesale and Commercial Markets at Encore Energy Solutions L.P., EPCOR's joint venture with Engage Energy, providing transitional consulting services in deregulating markets, including Alberta, Ontario, and California.
Joe has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia with a double major in Marketing and Urban Land Economics. In 2008, he completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program.
Joe currently serves as President of the National Association of Water Companies and on the Advisory Board of Arizona State University's Kyl Center for Water Policy at the Morrison Institute. He is a member of the external advisory committee of the Water Resources Research Council at the University of Arizona as well as the University of Arizona's Water, Environmental and Energy Solutions External Advisory Board. In addition, Joe is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Canada Arizona Business Council.
Senior Vice President, Electricity Operations
In his role as Senior Vice President, Electricity Operations, Frank Mannarino leads EPCOR's Distribution and Transmission (EDTI) businesses. His team is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of power to customers in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, along with wholesale energy transmission and sales, retail distribution and metering. Overall, EDTI distributes approximately 14% of the province's energy consumption.
Before being appointed to his current position, Frank was Divisional Vice President of Municipal Operations at EPCOR Water Canada, responsible for water, wastewater and water distribution operations in all Canadian municipalities that EPCOR serves.
Frank held a number of senior roles in business and operations at Shell Canada prior to joining EPCOR in 2010. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Alberta. Frank serves on the Board of Directors of Edmonton's Telus World of Science.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services
Amanda Rosychuk is responsible for providing leadership and governance in the cross-company functions of Human Resources, Information Services and Public and Government Affairs.
Prior to this position, Amanda served as Divisional Vice President, Business and Technical Services for EPCOR Water Services, where she was responsible for all shared services provided to Canadian operating regions.
Since joining EPCOR in 1992, Amanda has held senior management positions in areas across the company, including Distribution & Transmission, customer care, business systems, and business development. Amanda holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a graduate of its Executive MBA program.
Currently, Amanda serves on the Board of Directors of Women Building Futures and is also on the Board of Directors of Waste RE-solutions Edmonton.
Senior Vice President, Commercial Services
Steve Stanley is Senior Vice President, Commercial Services, responsible for EPCOR's business development activities and our technologies business which services the City of Edmonton's street signals, lighting and Light Rail Transit (LRT) work.
Prior to this, Steve served as Senior Vice President of EPCOR Water Canada, responsible for providing water and wastewater treatment services to more than 85 communities. Under his leadership, the company expanded its operations across Alberta, and into British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Steve holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, an M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, all from the University of Alberta. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program at Queen's University.
Steve is one of Canada's leading experts in water treatment and associated infrastructure. Prior to joining EPCOR, he was a professor at the University of Alberta's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He currently serves on a number of boards, including the Board of Directors of the Alberta Chamber of Resources and the University of Alberta's External Advisory Council for the School of Public Health.