About Mark Bonsall
Mark Bonsall serves Santee Cooper as president and CEO. He is a proven utility executive who most recently served as CEO of the Salt River Project (SRP). Mr. Bonsall brings 41 years of experience with one of the nation’s largest, strongest and most progressive public power utilities, as well as a distinguished record as an innovative change agent focused on customers and employees.
Mr. Bonsall has a strong background in public power finance and operations. SRP is one of the Southwest’s largest and most progressive power utilities, and one of the nation’s largest public power companies with nearly 5,100 employees, more than 1 million electric customers and 8,801 megawatts (MWs) of generation available to serve its peak load. Under his tenure, SRP increased revenues to eliminate the need to borrow money for the foreseeable future, while also increasing the competitiveness of its customer rates. Before serving as CEO of SRP he also held positions including, associate general manager, assistant general manager, and treasurer.
Mr. Bonsall holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Arizona State University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Pennsylvania. .
Santee Cooper is South Carolina's largest power provider, the largest Green Power generator and the ultimate source of electricity for two million people across the state. Through its low-cost, reliable, and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper powers South Carolina.
For more information, visit www.santeecooper.com.