Commissioner M. Beth Trombold
M. Beth Trombold
Term ends: April 10, 2018
Commissioner M. Beth Trombold was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) by Governor John Kasich in 2013.
Prior to her appointment, Trombold served as assistant director of the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) where she focused on economic and community development. A long time public servant, she 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 public policy and agency communications, leading legislative efforts on many important utility issues; including: electric restructuring, the establishment of natural gas choice, and telecommunications regulatory reform.
Commissioner Trombold is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (NARUC) where she serves on the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment. 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 system operator. She is current chair of the Independent State Agencies Committee (ISAC) focused on transmission needs within the PJM region as well as chair of the Gas Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC). Trombold also serves on the Financial Research Institute (FRI) advisory board at the University of Missouri.
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 Glenn College at The Ohio State University. In 2002, the PUCO awarded Trombold the Frank B. Richards Award for Excellence in Management and Public Service. In 2012, she received the Outstanding State Government Alumnus Award from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, recognizing professional accomplishments and contributions to public service in Ohio. She lives in Columbus with her husband Eric and their three children.