APS Names New Manager For Yuma Area

Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 8:37 pm, Thu Apr 3, 2014.

By Joyce Lobeck

Arizona Public Service Co. has named a new manager for the Yuma area for the electric company. Effective April 8, Lindy Fisker will take over as the Southwest Delivery Manager for the utility company.

She succeeds Phil Smithers, who in February became the company’s director of Safety and Health Services.

APS’s Southwest region includes Yuma, Somerton, San Luis and La Paz County. Fisker will be responsible for overseeing all facets of energy delivery, including service restoration, new construction and planning.

Fisker comes to the Yuma area from APS’s corporate headquarters in Phoenix. She most recently served as director of  Corporate Training & Development, a group she helped found and lead as part of the company’s 2013 corporate training initiative.

Previously, Fisker worked in APS’s federal regulation organization, where she served as the primary interface between the company and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy.

Before joining APS in 2008, Fisker spent 15 years with Portland General Electric, where she also managed FERC-related issues.

A former deputy city attorney for the city of Portland, Fisker holds a juris doctorate from Northwestern Law School at Lewis & Clark College and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Arizona State University.

“Lindy brings a unique skill set to this position,” said Pat Dinkel, vice president of transmission and distribution operations for APS. “With its historic high rate of customer growth, desert climate and geographic location, our Yuma service territory requires a proven leader with diverse experience. Lindy is well positioned to take on the challenges that come with ensuring safe reliable service for the people who live in the southwest portion of our state.”

Fisker currently serves on the boards of the APS Foundation and the city of Chandler Chamber of Commerce. She plans to be active in the Yuma community.

APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric utility, serves nearly 1.2 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties.