Steve W. Lynn
Mr. Lynn recently retired from the position of Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at both UniSource Energy Corporation and Tucson Electric Power Company. In that capacity, he was responsible for positioning UniSource Energy and TEP with regulators, customers and the greater community. He was responsible for customer service, corporate communications, consumer relations, community affairs and government relations functions for both UniSource Energy and TEP. Mr. Lynn joined UniSource Energy and TEP in 2000.
From February to August 2005, Mr. Lynn also served as the Interim President and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO). This regional economic development organization is a joint venture of city/county governments and the business community in eastern Pima County.
Prior to joining UniSource Energy and TEP, Mr. Lynn spent 16 years as CEO and owner-partner at Nordensson Lynn & Associates, Inc., one of Arizona’s leading marketing communications firms based in Tucson. In 1994, he was named Tucson’s Advertising Professional of the Year by the Tucson Advertising Federation.
Mr. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Arizona and holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Communications. In 2007, he was presented with the “Distinguished Citizen” Award by the University of Arizona Alumni Association and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. And in 2009, Mr. Lynn received a Doctor of Letters degree from the UofA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Education.
Active in the community, Mr. Lynn serves as Chairman of the UofA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board; Past Chairman the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board (First Things First); Past Chairman of Arizona’s First Independent Redistricting Commission (2001-2011); Past-Chairman of the Downtown Tucson Partnership; and Past Chairman of Southern Arizona Leadership Council Board of Directors. He was honored as Tucson’s 2007 “Man of the Year” by the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2008 Arizona Capitol Times’ Leader of the Year in Volunteerism.
His many other civic activities, both past and present, include board membership on the Arizona Hospital and Health Care Service Corporation, Downtown Development Corporation, UA Health Network, University Physicians Healthcare, and Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. Mr. Lynn is also a member of the DM – 50 support group, and was a founding board member of the Science Foundation Arizona Board of Directors.
He and his wife, Nancy (a retired high school guidance counselor), have been married since 1969 and have two adult daughters. One daughter a paramedic auditor/educator at Northwest Hospital in Tucson, and the other is the Talent Supervisor on the popular syndicated television shows Dr. Phil with psychologist Phil McGraw and The Doctors. Mr. Lynn has lived in Tucson since 1964.