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Commissioner Asim Z. Haque

Asim Z. Haque

Term ends: April 10, 2016

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Commissioner Asim Z. Haque was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by Governor John Kasich in 2013, and currently serves as vice-chairman.

Commissioner Haque, an attorney, began his professional career at Ice Miller LLP (f/k/a Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn Co. LPA) where he represented a broad spectrum of clients in energy and utility matters. He represented municipalities and their residents, businesses, trade associations and competitive retailers while at Ice Miller and represented many of these client segments in proceedings before the Commission.

After six years of practicing at Ice Miller, Commissioner Haque took a position as legal counsel for Honda North America, Inc. There he continued to practice within the energy and utility space, also representing Honda’s interests before the Commission. Commissioner Haque currently serves on the Board of Directors and both the Gas Committee and Critical Infrastructure Committee at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC). Commissioner Haque also serves on the Member Representative Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

Commissioner Haque is passionate about public service and is heavily involved in his local community. He serves as president of the board of directors of the non-profit organization Community Research Partners. He is the president of The Columbus Academy Alumni Board and serves on the Academy’s Board of Trustees. He is also a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, and has been a mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters school-based mentor program.

Commissioner Haque is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where he received a bachelors degree in chemistry and political science, and is also a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He graduated cum laude with department honors from Case, and has been selected as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine on multiple occasions.

Commissioner Haque resides in Springfield (Clark County) with his wife Dr. Huma Ansari Haque.