President & Chief Executive Officer
David Stevens became President & CEO of EPCOR Utilities Inc. effective March 6, 2013. In this role, he is responsible for EPCOR’s strategic direction and growth, and achieving operational excellence across its power and water businesses.
David is a veteran of the North American energy and utility industry with over 30 years of experience. Before joining EPCOR, he was CEO of the El Paso Electric Company, an integrated electrical utility providing services to over 370,000 customers across two states. Under his leadership, El Paso Electric doubled its stock value, expanded its portfolio to include renewable energy sources, and constructed a power station on time and under budget.
David was President and CEO of the Cascade Natural Gas Corporation (CNGC) from 2005-2007. Prior to that, he held a series of positions with increasing responsibility with Southern Union Company and its subsidiaries over two decades including positions overseeing oil and gas exploration and production operations, natural gas pipelines, a liquefied natural gas import facility and multiple local distribution business units.
David began his career as a production engineer for the Getty Oil Company – a position he took after graduating from the University of Texas, Austin, with a BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1982.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Guy is responsible for corporate finance, treasury, strategic planning, corporate development, internal audit and risk management functions within EPCOR.
Prior to his current appointment, Guy Bridgeman 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 Citadel Theatre and is a member of the United Way Alberta Capital Region Campaign Cabinet.
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 like Suncor and Albian Sands 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 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 is responsible for water operations in the United States. EPCOR Water USA provides water and wastewater services to approximately 180,000 customers in Arizona and New Mexico.
Joe is also responsible for EPCOR Water USA’s growing investment and presence in the US southwest. 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. Prior to his move to the US, Joe served on the Boards of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He is active as a member of the Calgary Gold Medal Plates Advisory Board and is a member of the Canadian Athletic Foundation Board of Trustees for the BLG Awards recognizing excellence in Canadian university athletes.
Senior Vice President, Electricity Operations
In his role as Senior Vice President, Electricity Operations, Frank 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.
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.
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, the External Advisory Board for the University of Alberta Water Initiative, and the University of Alberta’s External Advisory Council for the School of Public Health.