Dave Lock
Chief Executive Officer

Year joined GCSECA: 2019
Responsibilities: Overall leadership and management of the organization; Chief Financial Officer.
Background: Has served in leadership capacities at and for consumer-owned utilities for most of his career. Roles have included city management, utility association leadership and senior managerial responsibilities at large utilities.


Jorge Canaca
Director of Federal Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs

Year joined GCSECA: 2016
Responsibilities: Representing co-ops at the ACC and coordinating with the congressional delegation and federal jurisdictional and regulatory agencies on all issues impacting the Cooperatives. Staff liaison for state-wide committee.
Background: Has worked on various local, regional, and national policy issues in partnership with the congressional delegation. Has served in multiple Government affairs capacities, led a lobby team, purchased and managed property, and has an extensive wildlife and Federal Land Management and Natural Resource Policy expertise.


Casey Ratlief, Director of Government Relations & Grassroots Advocacy
Casey Ratlief
Director of Government Relations & Grassroots Advocacy

Year joined GCSECA: 2018
Responsibilities: Lobbying the state legislature and executive branch; managing grassroots advocacy; staff liaison for state-wide committee.
Background: Has managed public relations campaigns on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Institute, as well as digital advocacy and lobbying efforts for a multinational manufacturing company.


Hannah Capozzi
Director of Communications

Year joined GCSECA: 2016
Responsibilities: Communications; GCSECA Washington Youth Tour; benefits administration; wellness coordination; social media; publications; assistance with special projects; staff liaison for 3 state-wide committees.
Background: Has managed event planning, social media, special projects & publications, large youth-age tour groups, state-wide education programs, and is experienced in public and community health and health education. Is a Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Has experience working in legal and law offices, as well as police departments.


Sylvia Cruz
Member Engagement and Professional Development Specialist

Year joined GCSECA: 2023
Responsibilities: Education & professional development; co-op member outreach and engagements; special projects & events; staff liaison for 2 statewide committees.
Background: Classroom teacher for over 20 years – engaging with students at the high school, middle school, elementary and preschool levels. Most recently taught English Language Arts in Gilbert Public Schools. She has served as a mentor teacher and has created on-line educational programs. Cruz, an Arizona native, holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in elementary education from Northern Arizona University.


Nancy Garcia
Executive Assistant

Year joined GCSECA: 2019
Responsibilities: Operations manager; grassroots advocacy support; events coordination, general administration.
Background: Has worn many hats, and as a result, is very resourceful and possesses a diverse skill set. Has worked as a sales associate, scheduler and held several positions at the renowned Tubac Golf Resort and Spa.