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Robert (Bob) Smith is senior vice president and general counsel of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its primary subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company (APS).
Smith is responsible for overseeing all facets of the company’s legal affairs and the corporate secretary function.
He has nearly twenty-five years of legal experience, including twenty years in the energy industry, most recently with Columbia Pipeline Group as senior vice president and general counsel. At Columbia, Smith led the company’s merger with TransCanada Corporation, which was completed in 2016.
Prior to Columbia, Smith worked for NiSource, Inc., as vice president, deputy general counsel, and corporate secretary. He has also worked for Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) as associate general counsel and the Mirant Corporation as securities counsel and assistant secretary.
Smith earned his law degree from The Ohio State University and completed his bachelor’s degree in history and political science at the University of South Alabama.
He currently serves as chair of the board of directors for Global Action, an international compassion and leader training organization. He also serves on the board of trustees of the El Faro Ephraim Foundation, which supports training and compassion efforts in Guatemala.