President & Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Lee has been EPCOR President & CEO since 2015. Under his leadership, EPCOR has sharpened its focus on operational excellence and growth, adding new geographies and business lines to its portfolio in Canada and the U.S.
EPCOR has been responsible for managing Edmonton's complete water utility cycle since the City transferred its Drainage operations to the company in 2017. As CEO, Stuart has also led EPCOR through the successful completion of the Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant, and expansion into Ontario with an energy platform – natural gas and electricity.
EPCOR USA is among the largest private water utilities in the U.S. southwest with operations in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Stuart is a seasoned business executive with extensive financial and commercial expertise. Before joining EPCOR, Stuart was an executive with Capital Power Corporation for six years, overseeing various business functions as Senior Vice President and as its former Chief Financial Officer.
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) as Audit Chair, and has recently completed a term on the Audit Committee for the University of Alberta and previously sat on the Board of Directors of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Tony Scozzafava is responsible for corporate finance, treasury, tax, internal audit and risk management functions within EPCOR.
Tony re-joined EPCOR in 2018 from Capital Power Corporation where he served as Vice President of Taxation and Treasury. Tony was part of the core team that led IPO process that led to the successful spin-off of Capital Power from EPCOR in 2009. He also served as CFO for Capital Power Income LP, a publicly traded income fund sponsored by Capital Power.
Prior to Capital Power, Tony spent eight years at EPCOR after time at both Enbridge and KPMG. Tony has extensive experience in the utility industry in areas related to corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, income and sales taxation, and corporate finance.
Tony graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction followed by Chartered Accountant designation.
Tony is an active community member and serves on the Board of Directors for the Edmonton chapter of Wellspring, an organization that offers non-medical programs and services for cancer victims and families.
Senior Vice President, 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 information services, physical security and supply chain management. 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. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre, The Queen's Law Alberta Advisory Council and the CABREE Advisory Board.
Senior Vice President, Water Canada
Shawn Bradford 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 one million people in the Edmonton region. EPCOR also provides water and wastewater services to industrial clients such as Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Albian Sands) and the Fort Hills partnership in Fort McMurray.
Having spent three decades in the water and wastewater industry, Shawn has experience at all levels and across all functional areas of the water utility business, including senior management, operations and maintenance.
Shawn previously served as Vice President of Corporate Services for EPCOR USA, where he developed and guided the strategic goals and objectives for EPCOR USA's long-term vision for growth. Additionally, Shawn managed EPCOR USA's natural gas business in Texas, which include natural gas utility service to residential and commercial customers, and wholesale natural gas transmission services to local distribution utilities.
Prior to joining EPCOR USA, Shawn served as Director of Public Works for the City of Goodyear in Arizona and held previous positions with Aquarion Water and Burgess & Niple.
Shawn holds an MBA with a focus on Strategic Leadership, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and an Associates Degree in Environmental Engineering.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services
John Elford is Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, responsible for providing leadership and governance in the cross-company functions of Health, Safety and Environment; Public & Government Affairs; and Human Resources.
John also leads EPCOR's Energy Services business, which provides rate regulated and default supply electricity services to approximately 600,000 residential and small commercial customers in Alberta. In addition, Energy Services provides billing, collection and contact center services.
John previously served as 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 one million people in the Edmonton region. EPCOR also provides water and wastewater services to industrial clients such as Albian Sands and Fort Hills near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
John is also the former Divisional Vice President of EPCOR's Electricity Distribution and Transmission Operations. Since joining EPCOR in 2004, John has held several roles with responsibility over regulatory affairs, planning and project delivery, corporate finance, generation, metering and wholesale energy and asset management.
John is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and the Art Gallery of Alberta.
He is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters of Business Administration.
President, EPCOR USA
As President of EPCOR USA Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EUI), Joe Gysel is responsible for water operations in the United States. EPCOR USA provides water and wastewater services to over 360,000 people in 37 communities and 15 counties across Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Joe is also responsible for EPCOR 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 serves on the Advisory Board of Arizona State University's Kyl Center for Water Policy at the Morrison Institute and 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. Joe previously served as President of the National Association of Water Companies, which represents the nation's private water utilities that collectively serve more than 73 million people. He is currently 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 13% of the province's energy consumption. Frank also oversees EPCOR's Technologies business which provides expertise in street signals, lighting and Light Rail Transit (LRT) work.
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 and Alberta Chamber of Resources.
Senior Vice President, Drainage Services
Amanda Rosychuk is Senior Vice President of Drainage Services which designs, constructs and maintains 6574 kms of sewer, storm water, combined sewer/storm water pipes, 82,302 manholes, 58,742 catch basins, 183 storm water ponds, 99 pump stations and 249 outfalls in the Edmonton municipality.
Prior to this position, Amanda served as SVP, Corporate Services, responsible for providing leadership and governance in the cross-company functions of Human Resources, Information Services, and Public and Government Affairs.
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 and has achieved ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
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 as well as EPCOR's operations in Ontario.
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 the User Advisory Panel for Global Water Futures. Global Water Futures is a pan-Canadian research program with an overarching goal to deliver risk management solutions - informed by leading-edge water science and supported by innovative decision-making tools - to manage water futures in Canada and other cold regions where global warming is changing landscapes, ecosystems, and the water environment.