For Immediate Release
Contact: Jason Gilham
614 | 466 7750
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Jan. 23, 2012) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nominating Council will meet on Feb. 2, 2012 to interview applicants for the position of PUCO commissioner. The meeting will begin at 8:45 a.m. in Hearing Room 11-B at the PUCO offices, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus.
The agenda for the Nominating Council meeting is as follows:
8:45 a.m. Meeting called to Order by Thomas Green, PUCO Nominating Council Chairman
Oath of Office
Election of Officers
Upon the conclusion of the opening public session, the Nominating Council will convene an executive session pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code to interview the following candidates.
9:15 a.m. M. Beth Trombold, Columbus
9:35 a.m. Kevin Schmidt, New Albany
9:55 a.m. David Rinebolt, Findlay
10:15 a.m. Paul Centolella, Worthington
10:35 a.m. Lynn Slaby, Copley
10:55 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. John Banner, Cincinnati
11:35 a.m. G. Raymond Lorello, Powell
11:55 a.m. Michael Verich, Warren
12:15 p.m. Thomas Montgomery, Celina
The Nominating Council will reconvene its public session at 12:35 p.m. and select four candidates to submit to Gov. John Kasich for his consideration to fill the commissioner term that begins April 11, 2012. The Ohio Senate must confirm the governor’s appointment.
The public session will be webcast live at www.puco.ohio.gov/apps/Webcast.
The PUCO Nominating Council is a broad-based 12-member panel charged with screening candidates for the position of commissioner. For additional information about the PUCO commissioner appointment process, visit www.puco.ohio.gov.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business, and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe, and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.
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