Robert E. Smith

Robert E. Smith, General Counsel & Board Member

Robert (Bob) Smith is executive vice president, general counsel and chief development officer of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its primary subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company (APS). Bob is responsible for overseeing all facets of the company’s legal affairs, corporate secretary function and the company’s growth plans and strategies.

Bob has over 25 years of legal experience, including over 20 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, Bob 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.

Bob 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.