Chairman Todd A. Snitchler
Todd A. Snitchler
Term ends: April 10, 2014
Chairman Todd A. Snitchler was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by Governor John Kasich in March 2011.
As chairman of the PUCO, Snitchler is the head of a 350-person agency that works to oversee the regulation of electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, and commercial transportation in the state of Ohio. He is also the chairman of the Ohio Power Siting Board that reviews, evaluates, and approves the siting of electric generation plants and electric and natural gas transmission lines. Snitchler is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners where he serves on the Board of Directors, co-vice chair of the association's committees on gas, as well as on the committee on International Relations. He also serves as second vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners.
Before joining the Commission, Snitchler was elected to two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he represented the 50th House District including parts of Stark County. In addition to serving in the Ohio Legislature, Snitchler was also an attorney in private practice. Snitchler is also a member of the Grove City College Alumni Council.
Chairman Snitchler received his bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education/social science from Grove City College and his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the Akron Law Review. He is a graduate of Leadership Stark County’s 20th Class and an active member of The Chapel in North Canton.
Snitchler lives in Uniontown with his wife Melanie, with whom he has two children.