CPU Advisory Council

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Council Chairman. Todd Snitchler, President and CEO, Electric Power Supply Association.
Vice Chair. Hon. Maida Coleman, Commissioner, Missouri Public Service Commission
Second Vice Chair. Dan Lapato, Associate Vice President, State Affairs, American Gas Association
CPU Representative. Jeanette Walter, Associate Director, CPU.

Commission Representatives
  • Hon. Gabriel Aguilera, Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Hon. Katie Anderson, Commissioner, Arkansas Public Service Commission
  • Hon. John Betkoski, Vice Chair, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Hon. Eric Blank, Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Diane Burman, Commissioner, New Yourk State Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Joshua Byrnes, Board Member, Iowa Utilities Board
  • Hon. Michael Caron, Commissioner, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Hon. Kent Chandler, Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Karen Charles, Commissioner, Massachusetts Dept. of Telecommunications and Cable
  • Hon. Maida J. Coleman, Commissioner, Missouri Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Tammy Cordova, Chair, NARUC Committee on Gas; Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Nevada
  • Hon. David Danner, Chairman, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission
  • Hon. Stephen DeFrank, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Hon. Dennis Deters, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
  • Hon. James Ellison, Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Hon. Julie Fedorchak, NARUC President; Commissioner, North Dakota Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Sarah Freeman, Chair, NARUC Education Subcommittee; Commissioner, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
  • Hon. Ron Gerwatowski, Chairman, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. James Glotfelty, Commissioner, Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Hon. Gary Hanson, Vice Chairman, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Jamal Hudson, Chair, NARUC Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment; Chair, Virginia State Corporation Commission
  • Hon. Jeff Hughes, Chair, NARUC Water Committee; Commissioner, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Dwight Keen, Commissioner, Kansas Corporation Commission
  • Hon. Edward Lodge, Commissioner, Idaho Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Lea Marquez Peterson, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission
  • Hon. Floyd McKissick, Chair, NARUC Committee on Consumers and Public Interest; Commissioner, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Chris Nelson, Commissioner, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Patrick O’Connell, Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Hon. Jeremy Oden, Commissioner; Alabama Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Gabriella Passidomo, Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Lea Marquez Peterson, Commissioner, Arizona Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Delton Powers, Vice Chair, South Carolina Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Tricia Pridemore, 1st Vice Chair, NARUC; Chairman, Georgia Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Ann Rendahl, 2nd Vice Chair, NARUC; Commissioner, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
  • Hon. Carleton Simpson, Commissioner, New Hampsire Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Tim Schram, Chair, NARUC Committee on Telecommunications; Commissioner, Nebraska Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Matt Schuerger, Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Patrick Scully, Commissioner, Maine Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Eric Skrmetta, Commissioner, Louisiana Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Doyle Webb, Chair, Arkansas Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Dallas Winslow, Chair, Delaware Public Service Commission
  • Hon. David Ziegner, Commissioner, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

 

Company Representatives
  • Benjamin Aron, Director, State Regulatory and External Affairs CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • Stephen Bezecny, Vice President, RPM & Rates, Centerpoint Energy
  • Lewis Binswanger, Senior Vice President Governmental, Regulatory and External Affairs, ComEd
  • Noel Black, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Southern Company
  • Shawn Bonfield, Sr. Manager, Regulatory Policy and Strategy, Avista Corporation
  • Daryl Brown,  Executive Director, External Affairs South Region, MISO
  • Nancy Burns, Deputy General Counsel, El Paso Electric
  • Rick Cimerman, Vice President, External & State Affairs, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
  • Louise Anne Comeau, Vice President, New Energy Markets & Innovation, Emera
  • Josiah Cox, President & CEO, Central States Water Resources
  • Bo Downen, Western Director, American Clean Power Association
  • Maureen Duffy, Senior Vice President, Communications and External Affairs, American Water
  • Robert W. Gee, President, The Gee Strategies Group, LLC
  • Venu Ghanta, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Policy, North Carolina, Duke Energy
  • Sheri Givens, President & Chief Executive Officer, SEPA
  • Dan Gonzalez, Group Vice President, State Regulatory Affairs, Charter Communication
  • Kristy Hartman, Director, Stakeholder Strategy & Engagement, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Hon. Mary-Anna Holden, Commissioner Emeritus, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Jen Hoss, Vice President and General Counsel, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
  • John (Butch) Howard, President, Howard Connections
  • Patrice Hunter, Senior Director, State Energy and Regulatory Policy, Edison Electric Institute
  • Libby Jacobs, President, The Jacobs Group, LLC
  • Paul Kjellander, CEO, KJEL, LLC
  • Briana Kobor, Global Energy Markets and Policy, Google
  • Daniel Lapato, Senior Director, State Affairs, American Gas Association
  • Brian Lloyd, Vice President Policy, Oncor Electric Delivery Company
  • Ivy Lyn, Senior Advisor Government and External Affairs, EPRI
  • Michelle Malloy, Director of Meetings, NARUC
  • Kiran Malone, Vice President Government and Industry Affairs, Anterix
  • Brett Mattison, President and COO, AEP/Southwestern Electric Power Company
  • Matt McCaffree, VP,Utility Market Development, FlashParking
  • Cynthia Menhorn,  Vice President, MCR Performance Solutions, LLC
  • Henry Monroy, Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Controller; Public Service Company of New Mexico
  • Richard Mroz, Managing Director, Resolute Strategies, LLC
  • Erin O’Connell-Diaz, President, FutureFWD, Inc.
  • Teri Ohta, National Director, State Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile
  • Daniel Pfeiffer, Vice President Government Affairs, Itron
  • Arnold Quinn, SVP, Regulatory Policy, Vistra Corp
  • James Brad Ramsay, General Counsel, NARUC
  • Michael Romero, Sr VP, Industry Affairs & Business Development, NTCA
  • Ryder Rudd, President, RSR Strategies
  • Brien Sheahan, President, Regulatory Strategies, LLC
  • Pamela Sherwood, CPU Chair; Senior Regulatory - Broadband Infrastructure & Compliance Counsel, Brightspeed
  • Todd Snitchler, CPU Vice Chair; President and CEO,Electric Power Supply Association
  • Craig Sorenson, President-Southeast Utilities, Southwest Water Company-South Carolina Water Utilities
  • William (Bill) Steele, President, Bill Steele and Associates, LLC
  • Paul Suskie, Executive Vice President, Southwest Power Pool
  • Amy Timperley, VP/Regulation & Energy Efficiency, Southwest Gas Corp
  • Brooke Trammell, Regional Vice President; Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Xcel Energy
  • Barbara Tyran, Director of Macro Grid Initiative, ACORE
  • Brook Villa, Assistant General Counsel - State Regulatory Affairs, Lumen
  • Nick Wagner, VP CO Regulatory Affairs & Policy, Black Hills Corporation
  • Karl Wardin, External and Legistlative Affairs, AVP Regulatory (Retail), AT&T
  • Aldie Warnock, President, Aldie Warnock and Associates, LLC
  • Rachelle Whitacre, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Southern Company Gas/Nicor
  • Greg White, Executive Director, NARUC
  • Dena Wiggins, President and CEO, Natural Gas Supply Association
  • Michele Wheeler, VP of Regulatory and Political Affairs, NextEra Energy Resources
  • Pat Wood, Manager, Regulatory Strategy, ITC Great Plains 

 Consumer Advocates

  • Chris Ayers, President NASUCA; Executive Director, Public Staff, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Gideon Elliott, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer and Environmental Affairs, NM Office of Attorney General
  • Jerrold Oppenheim, Principal, Democracy and Regulation
  • Paul Roberti, Chief Economic & Policy Advisor, Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities Carriers
  • Cindy Schohaut, Director, Office of Utility Consumer Advocate, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
  • David Springe, Executive Director, NASUCA