PUC Chair Gladys Brown Dutrieuille Joins Executive Leadership Board for National Utility Regulators’ Association
Published on 8/24/2021
Brown Dutrieuille Continues Service on National Critical Infrastructure Committee Plus Other National and Regional Panels
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille has been appointed to a key leadership position with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), continuing the Pennsylvania PUC’s strong tradition of nationwide leadership in utility matters.
Appointment to NARUC Board of Directors
Dutrieuille was tapped by NARUC President Paul Kjellander to serve as an at-large member of NARUC’s Board of Directors after recently completing three years of service as the Chair of NARUC’s Committee on Critical Infrastructure – the maximum term for a committee chair.
“I am deeply honored to join the strong and diverse leadership team at NARUC, as we continue to grapple with serious state, regional and national issues,” said Chairman Dutrieuille. “The collaboration and information-sharing that NARUC fosters helps state public utility commissions, federal agencies, other policy-makers and our regulated utilities do a better job of serving the public interest – which is a common goal.”
The NARUC board oversees the association's general and financial functions and approves resolutions that serve as the association's policy. It includes 20 members, plus the NARUC president, the first and second vice presidents, each past-president (who is still an active NARUC member) and the chairs of all standing committees. Board appointments are made by the NARUC president and serve four-year terms.
Additional Pennsylvania Leadership on National and Regional Utility Matters
In addition to joining NARUC’s Board of Directors, Dutrieuille continues to serve on the Critical Infrastructure Committee along with NARUC’s recently-created Emergency Preparedness, Recovery and Resiliency Task Force, which was created last year to explore utility issues related to weather emergencies and evaluate the national utility response to COVID-19. As part of that task force, she chairs the Subcommittee on Black Sky Events. And, in July of this year she was nominated by NARUC to serve on a new joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission.
Regionally, Dutrieuille was elected in July 2021 as First Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC), following a term last year as the organizations Second Vice President. MACRUC includes utility regulators from states across the Mid-Atlantic region – including Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia.
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