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John F. Coleman, Jr.


John F. Coleman Jr. has been a member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) leadership team since 2010, when he was first appointed Commissioner. During his tenure, he was nominated by three different governors—Governors Edward G. Rendell, Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf. He served as Vice Chairman of the Commission from 2011 to 2015, and from October 2021 through September 2022. His new term expires April 1, 2027.

Commissioner Coleman is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Committee on Gas, an inaugural member of NARUC’s Pipeline Safety Committee, and co-chaired the organization’s Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force.

He served as a board member of the Organization of PJM States or OPSI from 2013 to 2017. OPSI is a regional partnership among 14 state regulatory agencies with jurisdictions in the service area of PJM, which operates the high-voltage electric transmission grid and wholesale electricity market.

His commitment to public service also includes his current role as chairman of the Gas Technology Institute Public Interest Advisory Committee. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority Board of Directors.

Commissioner Coleman is a certified Economic Development Professional with a strong background in business and finance, capital formation, community and economic development, and business startup and expansion. His professional experience, in addition to his many years of service to the PUC, has made him a valuable resource to the organization.

Prior to joining the PUC, Commissioner Coleman served 12 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the nationally accredited Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, the largest member-based business organization in Central Pennsylvania. In that capacity, he also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation, an entrepreneurial development and business finance corporation.

Commissioner Coleman is a graduate of Saint Francis University and the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management at Notre Dame. He is a founding investor and the Corporate Treasurer of SilcoTek in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

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