CPU Advisory Council

Council Chairman. Elizabeth Stipnieks, Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs, Edison Electric Institute.
Co-Chair. Hon. Elizabeth Fleming, Commissioner, South Carolina Public Service Commission.
CPU Representative. Jeanette Walter, Associate Director, CPU.

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Commission Representatives

  • Hon. Shari Feist Albrecht, Commissioner, Kansas Corporation Commission
  • Hon. John Betkoski; First Vice President, NARUC; Vice-Chair, NARUC Consumer Affairs Committee; Vice Chairman, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
  • Hon. ToNola Brown-Bland, Commissioner, North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Alaina Burtenshaw, Chairman, Nevada Transportation Authority
  • Hon. David Danner, Chairman, Washington Utilities & Transportation Commission
  • Hon. Sherina Maye Edwards, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Hon. Valerie Espinoza, Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Hon. Elizabeth Fleming, Commissioner, South Carolina Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Roland George, Board Member, National Energy Board, Canada
  • Hon. Cynthia B. Hall, Vice Chair, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Hon. Gary Hanson, Vice Chairman, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Asim Haque, Chairman, Subcommittee on Clean Coal & Carbon Management; Vice-Chair, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio; CPU Education Committee Liaison
  • Hon. Lisa Hardie, Chair, Oregon Public Utility Commission
  • Hon. Sarah Hofmann, Board Member, Vermont Public Service Board
  • Hon. Mary-Anna Holden; Co-Vice Chair, NARUC Committee on Water; Board Member, NJ Board of Public Utilities
  • Hon. John (Butch) Howard; CPU Education Committee Liaison; Chair, Subcommittee on Research and Education; Commissioner, South Carolina Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Kevin Hughes, Chairman, Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Elizabeth Jacobs, Co-Vice Chair, NARUC Committee on Electricity; Board Member, Iowa Utilities Board
  • Hon. Sandy Jones, Chair, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Hon. Brian Kalk, Co-Chair, NARUC Committee on Electricity; Commissioner, North Dakota Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Travis Kavulla, Vice Chairman, Montana Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Paul Kjellander, President, Idaho Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Thad LeVar, Chair, Public Service Commission of Utah
  • Hon. Dan Logston, Commissioner, Kentucky Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Linda Lovejoy, Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Hon. Patrick Lyons, Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
  • Hon. Ann McCabe, Chair, NARUC Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues-Waste Disposal, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Hon. Richard Mroz; Chair, NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure; President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Hon. Chris Nelson, Chairman NARUC Committee on Telecommunications, Commissioner, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
  • Hon. Donna Nelson, Co-Vice Chair, NARUC Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment; Chairman, Public Utilities Commission of Texas
  • Hon. Ellen Nowak, Chair, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
  • Hon. Angela O’Conner, Chairman, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Hon. Jeremy Oden, Commissioner, Alabama Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Jimmy Patronis, Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Robert Powelson, NARUC President; Commissioner, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Hon. Brandon Presley, Chair, NARUC Consumer Affairs Committee; Commissioner, Mississippi Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Norman Saari, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Eric Skrmetta, Commissioner, Louisiana Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Stephen Stoll, Commissioner, Missouri Public Service Commission
  • Hon. Nick Wagner, Co-Vice Chair, NARUC Committee on Critical Infrastructure; Board Member, Iowa Utilities Board
  • Hon. Stan Wise, Chair, NARUC Gas Committee, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission
  • Hon. David Ziegner, NARUC Treasurer; Commissioner, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

Company Representatives

  • Benjamin Aron, Director, State Regulatory & External Affairs CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • Lewis Binswanger, VP-Regulatory Affairs, Nicor Gas
  • Noel Black, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Southern Company
  • Gregory Bollom, Assistant Vice President–Energy Planning, Madison Gas and Electric Company
  • Kendal Bowman, VP Regulatory Affairs and Policy–NC, Duke Energy
  • Justin Brown, VP, Regulation & Public Affairs, Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Lori Burrows, VP & General Counsel, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
  • Frederick Butler, President & CEO, Butler Advisory Services
  • Jolynn Butler, Executive Director-Regulatory, State & Legislative Affairs Strategy, AT&T Services Inc.
  • Mary Byrnes, WY School of Energy Resources
  • Bryce Dalley, VP, Regulation, Pacific Power
  • Ron Darnell, Senior VP, Public Policy, Public Service Company of New Mexico
  • Amy Farrell, Sr. Director, Market Development, American Petroleum Association
  • Robert W. Gee, President, Gee Strategies Group, LLC
  • Linda Gervais, Manager, Regulatory Policy, State & Federal Regulation, Avista Corporation
  • Joe Gillan, President, Gillan Associates
  • Mike Grable, President, Lone Star Transmission
  • Todd Hillman, VP-MISO South Region, MISO
  • Kristi Ince, Vice President, State Public Policy, Level3 Communications
  • Elizabeth Barton Jones, VP Regulatory Affairs, Oncor Electric Delivery
  • Roy Lathrop, Director, State Government Affairs, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • Barbara Lockwood, GM, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, Arizona Public Service Company
  • Michelle Malloy, CMP Director of Meetings, NARUC
  • Robert Mayer, VP, Industry & State Affairs, US Telecom Association
  • Matthew McCaffree, Senior Director, Regulatory Strategy Comverge, Inc.
  • Venita McCellon-Allen, President & COO, AEP/Southwestern Electric Power Company
  • James Monk, President & CEO, Illinois Energy Association
  • Erin O’Connell-Diaz, President, FutureFWD
  • Daniel Pfeiffer, VP Government Affairs, Itron
  • Mary Pietrzyk, Manager, Policy Development, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • James Brad Ramsay, General Counsel, NARUC
  • Patrick Reinhart, Assistant VP-Texas External Affairs El Paso Electric
  • Kyle Rogers, VP, Public Affairs Government Relations, American Gas Association
  • Robert Rowe, President & CEO, Northwestern Energy
  • Greg Said, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Idaho Power
  • Tim Scanlon, Principal, Economic Valuation Consulting
  • Susan Sloan, Director, State Relations, American Wind Energy Association
  • Jo Smith, Vice President, Public Policy, Tucson Electric Power & UniSource Energy Services
  • Grace Soderberg, Director of State Regulatory Relations, NAWC
  • Marc Spitzer, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Elizabeth Stipnieks, Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs, Edison Electric Institute
  • Paul Suskie, Executive VP & General Counsel, Southwest Power Pool
  • Krista Tanner, President, ITC Midwest, ITC Holdings Co.
  • Michele Thomas, National Director, State Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile
  • Matt Troxle, Director of Regulatory Affairs, LA & MS, CenterPoint Energy
  • Barbara Tyran, Director, Washington & State Relations, EPRI
  • Paul Vasington, Director-State Public Policy, Verizon
  • Aldie Warnock, Senior VP, External Affairs, External Affairs, American Water
  • David Weaver, Vice President, External Affairs, Southern Company
  • Greg White, Executive Director, NARUC

Consumer Advocates

  • Tonya Baer, Public Counsel, Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel
  • Bryce Freeman, Administrator, Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate
  • Chuck Harder, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Arkansas Attorney General
  • J.R. Kelly, Public Counsel, Florida Office of Public Counsel
  • Robert Nelson; President, NASUCA; Montana Consumer Counsel
  • Jerry Oppenheim, Principal, Democracy & Regulation
  • Mark Schuling, Consumer Advocate, Iowa Office of Consumer Advocate
  • David Springe, Executive Director, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
  • David Stippler, Utility Consumer Counselor, Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor