Commissioner M. Beth Trombold
M. Beth Trombold
Commissioner M. Beth Trombold was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) by Governor John Kasich in 2013.
Commissioner Trombold is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (NARUC) where she serves on the Electricity Committee. She also serves as Vice President of the Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI), a 14-state organization of utility regulatory agencies in the service area of PJM, the regional transmission operator approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Commissioner Trombold also serves as chair of the Gas Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC).
Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Trombold most recently served as assistant director of the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) where she focused on Ohio’s economic and community development system and worked to strengthen Ohio’s economy. A long time public servant, Trombold also served in a variety of roles within the PUCO, including director of Economic Development and Public Affairs.
During her career with the PUCO, Commissioner Trombold focused on high-level policy issues and agency communications. She advised the chairman and commissioners in developing the biennial budget, defining objectives and policy positions, and strategizing economic and legislative initiatives. During her tenure, Trombold led legislative efforts on many important utility issues; including: electric restructuring, the establishment of natural gas choice, and telecommunications regulatory reform.
In 2002, Trombold was recognized by her PUCO peers and commissioners and awarded the Frank B. Richards Award for Excellence in Management and Public Services. In 2012, she received the Outstanding State Government Alumnus Award from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, recognizing her professional accomplishments and contributions to public service in Ohio.
Commissioner Trombold received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio University and a master’s degree in public policy and management from The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs. She lives in Columbus, with her husband Eric, and their three children.