Commissioner Asim Z. Haque
Asim Z. Haque
Term ends: April 10, 2016
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. After six years of practicing at Ice Miller, Commissioner Haque took a position as legal counsel for Honda North America, Inc., where he worked immediately prior to his appointment to the Commission.
Commissioner Haque currently serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). At NARUC, he serves on both the Gas Committee and Critical Infrastructure Committee, and is vice-chair of the Clean Coal Subcommittee. He also serves as an appointed member of the NARUC Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation. Commissioner Haque is a member of the board of directors of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC) as well, and will serve as president of MACRUC in 2015-2016. Finally, Commissioner Haque serves on the Member Representative Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), where he was elected to represent state government interests in maintaining reliability of the electric grid.
Commissioner Haque is passionate about public service and is heavily involved in his local community. He is the immediate past 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 bachelor’s 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 was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine on multiple occasions during his time in private practice.
Commissioner Haque resides in Springfield (Clark County) with his wife Dr. Huma Ansari Haque.