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Executive Vice President, Public Policy & General Counsel
Arizona Public Service Company and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
Jeff Guldner is executive vice president, public policy, for Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and general counsel of APS and Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. Based in Phoenix, APS is Arizona’s largest electric company and serves nearly 1.2 million customers across the state.
Guldner is responsible for leading the company’s regulatory and government affairs activities at the local, state and federal levels. As general counsel, he also oversees all facets of the company’s legal affairs.
Prior to joining APS in 2004, Guldner was a partner in the Phoenix office of Snell & Wilmer LLP where he practiced public utility, telecommunications and energy law. His practice focused primarily on utility rate and regulatory matters, including rate cases, power plant and transmission line siting, complex energy project finance and utility mergers.
Before practicing law, Guldner served in the United States Navy, and was an assistant professor of naval history at the University of Washington.
Guldner actively serves on community boards including the Arizona Theater Company, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and the East Valley Partnership.
Guldner earned a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Arizona State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.