HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today appointed Daniel J. Mumford as Director of its Office of Competitive Market Oversight (OCMO) and Megan G. Good as Deputy Director.
Mumford, of Dauphin County, served previously as OCMO’s Deputy Director and as Acting Director since the retirement of H. Kirk House on April 1, 2016.
As Director, Mumford will continue to lead a multi-bureau office that supports the Commission’s ongoing efforts to bolster retail competition and strengthen consumer protections in the Commonwealth’s electric and natural gas markets.
“Since electric and gas competition came to Pennsylvania in the late ‘90s, Dan has played an integral role in helping to structure, grow and regulate our competitive markets,” said Commission Chairman Gladys M. Brown. “In recent years, he has helped the Commission navigate statewide retail market investigations for both electric and natural gas – and bring about needed regulatory changes in the aftermath of two Polar Vortices in the winter of 2014. Those regulatory changes served consumers well by enhancing supplier disclosure requirements, strengthening consumer protections and reducing the time needed to switch suppliers. As Pennsylvania’s markets continue to evolve, we are pleased to have Dan at the helm leading OCMO.”
Mumford spent 26 years with the Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Services, including six years as Manager of the bureau’s informal Compliance and Competition Unit. He has been a member of OCMO since its inception in 2009, providing technical assistance and expertise on consumer protection issues. Among his many accomplishments, Mumford served as the lead technical expert in finalizing regulations that more clearly define sales and marketing practices of competitive suppliers and enhanced contract disclosure and notification requirements.
A native of Pennsylvania’s northern tier, Mumford received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Mansfield University. He later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Shippensburg University.
Commissioners today also named Megan Good, of Dauphin County, as OCMO’s Deputy Director. An analyst with the Commission’s Bureau of Technical Utility Services (TUS), Good also has provided expertise and technical assistance to OCMO since its inception.
Good is a native of central Pennsylvania and a 2008 graduate of Elizabethtown College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in business administration.
A 2014 graduate of the Commission’s Emerging Leaders program, Good completed her master’s degree in environmental engineering from Penn State Harrisburg in December 2015.
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