Mark B. Bonsall was named SRP’s CEO and General Manager in April 2011. Based in Tempe, Arizona, SRP is one of the nation’s largest publicly owned electric and water utilities. Since joining SRP in 1977, Bonsall has served in a variety of positions including Treasurer, and Chief Financial Executive.
Bonsall is a former member of the Phoenix Metro YMCA Board of Directors, where he served as Chairman. He is a past board member of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. He is past chair of the Board of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and is past chair of the Board of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a member and past chair of the Board of Trustees for the Heard Museum, and a member of the Greater Phoenix Leadership Board of Directors.
Bonsall is an industry leader, having served as a member of the Task Force on Electric System Reliability, by invitation of the Secretary of Energy. Bonsall is a former board member and Chairman of the Western Systems Coordinating Council, and former member of the Board of Trustees of the North American Electric Reliability Council. He also serves on the Board of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and currently Chairs the Board of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC). Bonsall also served on the Issuer Advisory Board of the Municipal Securities Rules Making Board.
Bonsall earned his baccalaureate degree in engineering from Arizona State University. He earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Phoenix in 1952, Bonsall and his wife Mary have three children: Benjamin, Jonathan, and Molly.