Longtime APS lobbyist steps down

November 16, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Martin Shultz, a lobbyist for Arizona Public Service Co. and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., announced Monday that he will retire Dec. 31 after 32 years of helping guide public policy for the companies.

Shultz, 66, worked as chief of staff for three Phoenix mayors, in marketing for the Phoenix Suns and in education before joining the utility company in 1979.

Besides helping APS get built a nuclear-power plant that generates more electricity than any other power source in the nation and, more recently, helping develop alternative energy such as solar, Shultz has made a name for himself through an exhaustive series of civic engagements.

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