Tammy McLeod, Ph.D.

President and CEO



A broadly accomplished private-sector executive and community leader, Tammy McLeod joined the Flinn Foundation in October 2017 as President and CEO. In this role, she is responsible for all grants, programs, and operations of the Foundation.

Tammy served nearly 23 years at Arizona Public Service, Arizona’s largest electric utility, in several executive positions that culminated with the role of vice president for energy resource management. Previously, as the firm’s chief customer officer, she created a new company model for engaging in economic development, deployed new strategic community-relations plans, and reimagined the scope of the APS Foundation.

Tammy’s commitment to Arizona nonprofit organizations has included numerous board appointments, currently including the Arizona Community Foundation and The Nature Conservancy Arizona (treasurer). Prior to joining the Flinn Foundation, she served as a member of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee.

Tammy holds a doctorate in sustainability studies from Prescott College. A certified economic developer, she earned her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Among many honors for her work to foster strong organizational cultures and a vibrant broader community, Tammy has earned the Athena Award from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the Most Influential Women in Business award from AZ Business, two American Business Awards, and Mom of the Year from Valle del Sol.

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