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 system operator. 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 served as assistant director of the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) where she focused on economic and community development. 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 public policy and agency communications. In addition to developing policy positions on regulatory matters, Trombold led legislative efforts on many important utility issues; including: electric restructuring, the establishment of natural gas choice, and telecommunications regulatory reform.
In 2002, the PUCO awarded Trombold 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 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.